This post was written by Lorraine Campos, Stephanie Giese, and Joelle Laszlo.

Whether or not you believe cloud computing represents a revolutionary change in the provision of software and data processing services, the cloud and its lexicon have become firm fixtures in corporate enterprise management and, more recently, in doing business with the federal government. As discussed further in the following link, contractors should recognize the legal risks and rewards of both assisting federal agencies in implementing clouds, and in employing cloud service providers to perform federal government contracts.