Our colleagues at the Government Business Council recently interviewed David McClure, Associate Administrator at GSA, on the promises of cloud computing. McClure acknowledges that closing data centers will inevitably lead to some employees losing their jobs, but says the transition also offers opportunities for retraining workers.
While he urged caution about overstating the economic benefits of cloud computing, he says the effects on the economy and the workforce are largely positive:
Katherine is deputy editor of Government Executive Media Group, a division of Atlantic Media, where she oversees editorial coverage for GovExec.com and Government Executive magazine. She previously was executive editor of Nextgov.