via Gov Info Security
The Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking advice from cloud computing vendors on the feasibility of using commercial software-as-a-service collaborative tools that eventually could meet the needs of all of its 134,000 medical personnel.
In a recently issued request for information, the VA asks vendors for suggestions for using web-based collaborative software that will integrate with the VA’s existing systems. The project would start with a pilot including up to 5,000 participants. That could lead to the use of collaborative tools by all of the VA’s 17,000 staff physicians, 36,000 residents and 81,000 other medical staff members.