Cloud computing marks an evolution in the deployment and management of information technology (IT). Cloud computing will reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) while increasing business agility, flexibility and service innovation. However, realizing the benefits of cloud computing involves dealing with age-old concerns, including security, compliance, privacy, data location, interoperability, service level monitoring, and potential vendor lock-in. To help government IT leaders navigate through the complexity of adopting cloud computing platforms and to maximize the potential benefits, Intel Corporation, in collaboration with the Innovation Value Institute (IVI), presents a Cloud Technology Capability Maturity Framework* (CT–CMF*). The CT–CMF‘s objectives are to offer a standardized approach for government IT leaders, to identify the current status of their cloud computing capabilities, and to provide a systemic path to improvement.