theodp writes: The Obama administration embraced cloud computing on Tuesday, arguing that a shift to online apps, storage and processing is critical to reduce government waste and ease environmental impacts. And as Federal CIO Vivek Kundra announced (YouTube, cheesy cartoon @19:00) the launch of Apps.gov at NASA's Ames Research Center, Google's Sergey Brin was there. No, not to check on the private jets he and other top Googlers park there. As Google cheerleader Kundra led the Feds into the Cloud, Google announced it is readying a dedicated Google cloud for federal, state, and local government customers in the US. 'Everyone benefits from cloud computing,' asserts Google, adding that 'few stand to benefit more than government.'