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Tom Temin outlines why recent cloud strategies released by the Defense Department read more like a way of backing into what the department has already been doing in cloud computing.
DISA is leading many of the reform and efficiency initiatives mandated by former Defense Secretary James Mattis particularly around technology modernization and enterprise services.
The Defense Department will consolidate the 28 agencies of the fourth estate's networks into just two. Currently, they serve on 34 different networks.
The Defense Information Systems Agency’s senior executives combined priorities and contracting plans to help industry understand their needs for fiscal 2019.
Bill Marion, the Air Force’s deputy CIO, said the service hopes to unify technology, data and business transformation from operational and implementation perspectives.
The Air Force isn't waiting for DoD's JEDI procurement before it starts moving its applications to commercially-operated cloud environments. DISA's milCloud 2.0 is among the options its found to be surprisingly attractive.
DoD needs to take into account data management and security as it migrates to cloud.
DISA's milCloud 2.0 is about to get a wave of new customers, thanks to a Pentagon mandate to move "fourth estate" applications to the new service.
A May 7 memo from the Defense Department's chief information officers gives "fourth estate" agencies until 2020 to migrate applications from more than 100 data centers.
The Pentagon slashes the potential value of REAN Cloud's OTA from $950 million to $65 million, says only U.S. Transportation Command can use it.
The Defense Information Systems Agency has set up an approach for customers to send money to a working capital fund to pay for cloud services based on usage.
Dave Mihelcic, the recently retired chief technology officer at the Defense Information Systems Agency, said a pilot to test a software defined environment is opening the door to cloud applications that DoD can more quickly deploy and better secure.
Important lessons are being learned as the government takes tentative steps toward the cloud computing environment.