Salesforce on Thursday launched Government Cloud Lightning for government agencies, contractors and federally funded R&D centers. It provides a modern, component-based platform and an intuitive user experience, as well as access to Salesforce’s partner ecosystem, the company said. Government Cloud Lightning lets users build apps for desktops and mobile devices with Lightning App Builder’s drag-and-drop visual interface. Its Lightning Components provide the building blocks for agencies to create modern apps, Salesforce said.