There are many Microsoft Office applications available including SharePoint. However, at this time, I don’t believe SharePoint is a Cloud Computing offering. The site does list both Virtual Machines and Web hosting as “coming soon.”Â I expect to see something similar to SharePoint Online offered by Microsoft.Â That may be years away but its exciting to see the federal government finally leveraging technology to reduce costs.
Recovery.gov is a White House initiative that enables tax payers to see where the “recovery”Â money is going. Recovery.gov also provides information on federal contracts, grants, and loans; links to job information sites; and links to state Recovery sites. The goal of the website is to provide transparency for economic recovery funds.
It’s great to see such a high profile program using SharePoint. Dean’s List (blog) has some more details as he was involved. You can follow Recovery.gov on twitter @RecoveryDotGov
I’ve done many SharePoint deployments for the military, most of them with very simiilar requirements. Will they eventually start merging? Its possible.
Just a few weeks ago, U.S. government’sÂ CIO Vivek Kundra announced apps.gov, a website that lets government agencies find and buy access to cloud computing tools and services: