Amazon Brings U.S. Government To The Cloud

The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board said today it has moved Recovery.gov to a cloud computing infrastructure hosted by Amazon.com’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).

The board says the move will allow for more efficient computer operations, improved security and reduced costs.

Recovery.gov is now the first government-wide system to move to the cloud. The board says the move to Amazon’s EC2 will save $750,000 during its current budget cycle and significantly more over the long-term.