Posted by David Bowermaster 
Administrator, Microsoft on the Issues

As you may have read here recently, Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith delivered a speech on cloud computing at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. last month.

In his remarks,  Brad described the many ways cloud computing can increase the efficiency and transparency of government and other parts of society, and noted areas where the development of cloud computing must be carefully managed,  particularly when it comes to privacy and data security.   He encouraged industry and policymakers to take action to build confidence in cloud computing, and proposed the Cloud Computing Advancement Act to promote innovation, protect consumers and provide government with new tools to address the critical issues of data privacy and security.

While Brad was in D.C. he stopped by C-SPAN to film a segment of The Communicators, a “weekly series featuring a half-hour interview with the people who shape our digital future.”   Brad spoke with C-SPAN producer Pedro Echevarria and Wyatt Kash, Editor-in-Chief of Government Computer News, about “The Future of Cloud Computing.”

The episode will air on C-SPAN Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET, and will be rebroadcast  Monday on C-SPAN2 at 8am ET & 8pm ET.