Only 11 Percent of Federal IT Runs on the Cloud, Watchdog Says

NextGov: Government tech leaders have long pushed agencies to move more of their tech to the cloud, but the shift away from physical infrastructure is going slowly, according to a congressional watchdog.

In a report published Monday, the Government Accountability Office found only about 11 percent of federal IT systems are running on the cloud, a small but significant increase from just 8 percent in 2016. The tech’s adoption varies widely across government, auditors said, with some agencies running more than a third of their applications on the cloud and others with less than 10 percent.

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