Published On: Thu, Feb 7th, 2019

Pentagon Outlines Plan for Cloud Technology

The Department of Defense unveiled its blueprint for utilizing cloud technology, with a focus on speed and support coming from various cloud providers, Defense One reports.

"This marks a milestone in our efforts to adopt the cloud and also in our larger efforts to modernize information technology across the Defense Department enterprise," Defense Department Chief Information Officer Dana Deasy told Defense One in a statement. 

"A modern digital infrastructure is critical to support the warfighter, defend against cyberattacks and enable the department to leverage emerging technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence," Deasy added.

The plan will put the "warfighter first" and specifies the cloud technology is set up "in a manner that never puts the warfighter at risk," with an emphasis on lethality. The DoD plans on using three different types of clouds: internal, general purpose, and fit-for-purpose.

"At all times, [Defense Department] needs to ensure that cloud is addressing the needs of improving military lethality," reads the strategy. "By constantly challenging itself around lethality with red teams, [Defense Department] can ensure that the cloud will be positioned to support the challenges of the global environment."

Recently, the Pentagon also released a draft solicitation for a multibillion dollar contract with Defense Enterprise Office Solutions, and a $ 10 billion bid for a Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI, contract.

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Pentagon Outlines Plan for Cloud Technology