TechAmerica Foundation has comprised a Commission of thought leaders to serve on our Commission on the Leadership Opportunity in U.S. Deployment of the Cloud (CLOUD2). The commission’s three-month mandate is to provide the Obama Administration with recommendations for how government should deploy cloud technologies and for public policies that will help drive U.S. innovation in the cloud.

The commission will make recommendations for how government should deploy cloud technologies and address policies that might hinder U.S. leadership of the cloud in the commercial space. Recommendations for government deployment will be presented to Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra. Commercial-facing recommendations will be shared with Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Commerce Under Secretary Pat Gallagher.

For more information about the Commission on the Leadership Opportunity in U.S. Deployment of the Cloud (CLOUD2) or other related activities, please contact Jennifer Kerber at or (703) 284-5337.

CLOUD2 Commission Leadership and Members

The Commission is comprised of 71 experts from industry and academia, this includes forty-five commissioners from the public sector and twenty-one from the commercial sector, along with their affiliated deputies. The commission is managed by an executive leadership team.

Purpose of this site

This website was deployed to provide a “living” version of the buyer’s guide developed by the Cloud Commission, allowing for feedback and interaction from viewers. This website will also be used as a starting point to access other cloud related resources, templates, tools and case studies.

This website is powered by the TechAmerica Foundation. All content is moderated and published by members of the Cloud Commission working group.

TechAmerica Foundation staff affiliated with CLOUD2.

TechAmerica Foundation

TechAmerica Foundation
TechAmerica Foundation educates industry executives, policymakers, and opinion leaders on the promise of technological innovation to advance prosperity, security, and the general welfare.

Launched in 1981, the foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan affiliate of TechAmerica, the leading voice and resource for the U.S. technology industry. It disseminates award-winning industry, policy, and market research covering topics such as U.S. competitiveness in a global economy, innovation in government, and other areas of national interest.

The foundation also organizes conferences and seminars to explore pertinent issues with government and industry representatives and to share the foundation’s findings.

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