But the new watchdog agency is apparently ahead of the curve on information technology. The Treasury Department is using cloud hosting as a preferred approach for all of the agency's IT infrastructure, applications and storage, according to Treasury's six-month review of its IT reform efforts.
Joseph Marks covers government technology issues, social media, Gov 2.0 and global Internet freedom for Nextgov. He previously reported on federal litigation and legal policy for Law360 and on local, state and regional issues for two Midwestern newspapers. He also interned for Congressional Quarterly’s Homeland Security section and the Associated Press’s Jerusalem Bureau. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s in international affairs from Georgetown.