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HHS Sees Cost Savings In The Cloud

The Wall Street Journal's CIO Report: As Budget Cuts Strike, HHS Looks To The Cloud
The U.S. Health and Human Services Department is looking for cost savings in the cloud as it weathers painful budget cuts. HHS, a sprawling department that includes both Medicare and the Food and Drug Administration, is facing a 5% reduction across its budget from the mandated cost cuts called sequestration. Although officials are unsure how the cuts will be applied to the department's $7 billion IT budget, the tech staff is under pressure to find cost savings measures, like those enabled through cloud (Schectman, 5/27).

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