Monday, August 24, 2009

Federal Government Mulls Web 2.0 - Digits - WSJ

David Mihalchik, who works for Google’s federal technology team, said Google’s products are used by every government agency and it sees opportunities to do more government cloud-computing business. The administration’s 2010 budget specifically discusses using cloud computing — metered access to computing — to improve government efficiency.

Skeptics say realizing the administration’s vision will be difficult. The Federal government has an entrenched bureaucracy dedicated to technology procurement whose mindset will be hard to change. Existing suppliers will jealously protect their turf. Additionally, Chopra and Kundra advise the president on policy, but don’t determine budgets or procurement decisions.

Emph mine.

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