It must have seemed like Christmas for cloud providers when Vivek Kundra, former White House chief information officer, estimated that federal government cloud spending would reach $20 billion, according to his 2011 report on the U.S. government's cloud strategy. But even with the strategy's "Cloud First" policy, which requires federal agencies to give first preference to the cloud service model for all IT investments, cloud adoption in the public sector has hit several barriers.
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This was first published in September 2012