is reporting that the Vivek Kundra, federal CIO, testified before a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee that transitioning a quarter of the government’s IT enterprise to the cloud will save approximately $5 billion annually.

According to Joseph Marks, if, this transition “is a major component of Kundra's 25-point plan to reform federal IT, published in December 2010. Kundra has said that the plan's other major cost saving initiative-- eliminating at least 800 of the government's roughly 2,100 data centers by 2015--is projected to save about $3 billion.