The Federal Government’s Secret 1966 Cloud Computing Plan

November 28, 2011

Even as far back as 45 years ago, the US federal government was debating and struggling with ways to consolidate its data centers and become more service-oriented across its agency silos. At the time, though, it looked like the cost would have been $2 million a year to start — a bargain compared to today’s $80 billion-a-year IT budget.

From The Lewiston Daily, June 14, 1966: