(Washington, D.C. – April 11, 2011) Synteractive CEO, Evan
Burfield, has been appointed to serve as a commissioner on the new
TechAmerica Foundation commission on the Leadership Opportunity in U.S. Deployment of the Cloud (CLOUD²). The
commission has a three-month mandate to provide the Obama
Administration with recommendations for how government could better
deploy cloud technologies, and for public policies that will help drive
U.S. innovation in the cloud and spur economic growth.
According to TechAmerica, “…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.”
“I am very excited to participate on this commission
alongside an esteemed group of technologists,” says Burfield. “This is
an exceptional opportunity to make a difference by helping to shape
policies that will drive economic recovery through the use of cloud
About TechAmerica Foundation
Foundation educates executives, policymakers, opinion leaders, and the
public on the size, scope, outlook, and impact of the technology
industry and on policies that enable and promote technological
innovations to advance prosperity, security, and the general welfare.
Launched in 1981, the Foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit affiliate of
TechAmerica, the leading voice and resource for the U.S. technology
industry. The Foundation disseminates award-winning industry, policy,
and market research covering topics such as U.S. competitiveness in a
global economy, innovation in government, government IT forecasts,
technology employment and international trade indicators, and other
areas of national interest. It also organizes conferences and seminars
to explore pertinent issues with government and industry representatives
and to share the Foundation’s findings.