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U.S. Public Sector FinOps Playbook

The Government Cloud Market was valued at 14.93 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach 41.86 billion by 2025. With this growing cloud spend, the need to manage, budget, forecast, and optimize grows larger. FinOps, or cloud financial management, enables organizations to get the maximum business value by helping engineering, finance, technology, and business teams collaborate on data-driven spending decisions.

This U.S. Public Sector FinOps playbook seeks to build upon the existing FinOps framework to assist federal agencies with their cloud spend. In our combined years of experience within various government agencies and/or cloud, we have noticed the attenuation that can occur when procuring and using cloud.


We recognize that in some areas, the plays and guidance provided within the playbook may be at a high-level. As such, we plan to continue to expound upon this playbook with “specialty plays.”

Check back for more information on:

  • Forecasting and budgeting for cloud in the public sector
  • Acquisition of cloud for public sector
  • Operating FinOps in a classified / cross classification environment

Read the Playbook


The FinOps Foundation extends its gratitude to the hard-working members of the Working Group:

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