Definition - What does GovCloud mean?
GovCloud is a global initiative to address and design cloud solutions that meet the needs of IT as well as the strategic, financial and operational objectives of federal governments worldwide.
Techopedia explains GovCloud
For example, the GovCloud program in the U.S. facilitates the implementation of cloud computing solutions under formal standards and procedures, with prime emphasis on security and interoperability. They have published several guidelines under this program such as the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy, the Federal CIO’s 25-Point Roadmap plan and the NIST Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap.
Besides being government-specific, GovCloud is also offered as a branded product of several private cloud vendors such as Amazon AWS, providing similar solutions for government institutes.