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SIIA CloudGOV to Help Federal Agencies Adopt New ‘Cloud-First’ Policy

By SpaceRef Editor
January 5, 2011
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Tech Leaders from GSA, NASA & NIST to address the groundbreaking effort to take more government applications and services to the cloud

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, today invited media to attend its fifth annual forum on the adoption of cloud computing in the public sector. CloudGOV (formerly known as SaaSGov), will take place February 17 at the Westin Washington, D.C. City Center Hotel. The conference takes on special relevance this year – coming on the heels of the newly announced federal IT “cloud-first” reform policy.

CloudGOV will serve as a key resource for government executives, integrators, and independent software vendors involved in shifting applications and services to the cloud in compliance with the new federal IT reform plan. As the leading association actively focused on cloud development and implementation, SIIA has assembled a diverse group of government IT advisors to discuss the SaaS/Cloud applications and platforms that worked – or did not work – for them. These first-hand experiences will help other federal IT purchasers develop their own cloud computing strategies.
The following government IT executives will deliver keynote presentations outlining their agencies’ cloud computing efforts:

* Sanjeev “Sonny” Bhagowalia, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, GSA
* Chris C. Kemp , Chief Technology Officer for IT, NASA
* Dawn Leaf , Senior Executive for Cloud Computing, NIST

CloudGOV will also feature presentations from other prominent federal, state and local government IT leaders whose agencies have already joined the cloud revolution, as well as software vendors who provide cloud-based services for the public sector. Additionally, experts from the UK, Japan and Singapore will explore how their governments are handling the shift to cloud-based platforms.
For more information or to register for the conference, media should contact Beth Dozier at . Members of the media may also register online at:

WHO: The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) & INPUT
WHEN: 17 February 2011
WHERE: Westin Washington, DC City Center Hotel

For a complete schedule of events, visit

About SIIA

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to more than 500 leading software and information companies. The SIIA Software Division provides a forum for companies developing the applications, services, infrastructure and tools that are driving the software and services industry forward. For further information, visit


INPUT helps companies develop federal, state, and local government business and helps public sector organizations achieve their objectives. Over 1,300 members, including small specialized companies, new entrants to the public sector, and the largest government contractors and agencies, rely on INPUT for the latest and most comprehensive procurement and market information, consulting, powerful sales management tools, and educational & networking events.

SIIA Communications Contact: John Crosby, 202-789-4469,

PR Contact: Beth Dozier, Rational 360, 202-429-1833,

SpaceRef staff editor.