On DoD: Navy Cloud Computing

Although as a general matter the Defense Department has been slow to embrace commercial cloud computing, the Navy has implemented two new practices it hopes will speed things up. The Navy is the first military service to put in place a cloud access point to move sensitive data between DoD networks and cloud providers, and earlier this month, it opened its first “cloud store” to simplify the contracting process for cloud.

Erle Marion, the commercial cloud hosting lead in the Navy’s program executive office for enterprise information systems and Susan Shuryn, the cloud computing lead in the Department of the Navy CIO’s office talked with Jared Serbu about those recent developments, and the Navy’s “cloud first” approach to application hosting.