J. Nicholas Hoover:

The recovery board expects to save about $750,000 over the next two years — $334,000 this year and $420,000 in 2011 — by running Recovery.gov on EC2. This represents about 10% of the total $7.5 million the board has spent overall on the site so far, including development costs. “Significantly” more savings are expected over the long term, according to the recovery board.