Over on the Financial TimesTechblog last night, Richard Waters asked ‘Is the Pentagon ready to stick its head in the cloud?

He was extrapolating from a job advert at Amazon, which seeks someone with

“the business savvy and the technical background necessary to help establish Amazon as a key technology platform provider in the federal, state and DOD [Department of Defense] communities”

Richard suggests that even the (US) Department of Defense might be willing and able to cut costs by moving ‘routine computing tasks’ to the Cloud.

With sufficient care and forethought, they could move an awful lot more than just ‘routine computing tasks,’ and benefit in far more ways than simply reducing their IT costs.

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