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Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 01/11/2011

Treasury moves to the cloud

By Hayley Tsukayama

The U.S. Department of the Treasury is moving four existing sites into the Amazon Web Services cloud and will work with the company to host a new agency Web site.

The agency has awarded its contract to build the site to Smartronix which will support the launch of the new web site and
migrate,,, and to Amazon Web Services.

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By Hayley Tsukayama  | January 11, 2011; 11:08 AM ET
Categories:  Agencies and Departments, Contracting  
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Oh boy! More govt outsourcing to contractors. yeah, downsize the feds... make the govt contractors more powerful and more wealthy. The money they spend to outsource, they could have hired their own IT specs and got it right the first time... This just baffles me why the public accepts this greed. I certainly understand that the feds can not create, operate and maintain everything in the IT arena... but this is not rocket science folks...

Posted by: darbyohara | January 12, 2011 6:52 AM | Report abuse

Why should the government try to host and scale their public websites that contain only public data?
This is a great use of cloud computing and I applaud Treasury for doing this.

Posted by: CloudX | January 12, 2011 11:27 AM | Report abuse

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