While cloud computing has the potential to significantly drive down costs at the Department of Health and Human Services, so far HHS is not putting its money where its mouth is to achieve greater efficiencies.

Though HHS has developed a cloud computing strategy designed to progressively minimize cost and maximize compute capacity, a new Government Accountability Office report finds that in 2014 the department only allocated 1 percent of its overall IT budget to cloud services—the lowest percentage compared to six other agencies in the GAO’s review.

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