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The Government, the Pentagon and Cloud Computing

The Defense Information Systems Agency awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman and EyeIT, Inc.

If the Pentagon is prepared to test the cloud, isn't it time for you to think about it?  Security is obviously a concern, but the cloud will turn out to be more secure than the current paradigm. The federal government's massive information portal -- USA.gov -- will shift to a cloud computing platform this weekend in a move that GSA officials say will slash infrastructure expenses and provide better flexibility.

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Steve Lesem is President/CEO of Mezeo Software. Previously, He was Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of the managed hosting provider VeriCenter. He has also served in leadership positions at SafeNet, BMC Software and IBM. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas at Austin. He is the primary author of the Cloud Storage Strategy Blog (www.cloudstoragestrategy.com), which frequently sees posts picked up by publications in the IT services and Web hosting spaces.