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USSOCOM CTO Talks Benefits of Multi-Cloud Hybrid Strategy
The U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is pursuing a multi-cloud hybrid strategy that gives users greater choices and changes the portion of computing that remains on-premise – which is critical when bringing capabilities to disparate environments – the agency’s top tech official said on March 21.
DIA Upgrading JWICS With Modern Cloud
The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is doing a major upgrade of the Federal government’s 30-year-old top-secret network, with cloud services playing a major factor in the modernization effort, a senior DIA official said on March 23.
DISA Seeks Platform to Manage Diverse Cloud Networks
The Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Hosting and Compute Center (HaCC) is looking to industry for help to quickly prototype an on-premises centralized network control plane to help manage a large collection of hybrid and multi-cloud environments as the agency moves forward with contract awards for its $9 billion Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC) project.
HaCC is Prioritizing People, Optionality, Ease of Adoption
Sharon Woods, the director of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Hosting and Computer Center (HaCC), today emphasized the three components that have led the HaCC to be the Department of Defense’s (DoD) provider of choice for cloud and hybrid environments – the customer and their mission, optionality of services, and ease of adoption.
JWCC Key to Cutting Cloud ‘Sprawl’ at DoD
The Department of Defense (DoD) sees limiting cloud service sprawl and increasing interoperability as top priorities in modernizing the agency’s technology enterprise, and the looming $9 billion Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC) contracts as vital to that effort, a top Pentagon tech official said on March 21.
DoD Prepares to Roll Out First JWCC Awards
The Department of Defense (DoD) will soon roll out its first awards under the $9 billion Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC) contract, a spokesperson for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) confirmed to MeriTalk.
DISA Working to Provide OCONUS Cloud at the Tactical Edge
The Department of Defense’s cloud plan for 2023 is all about building out the tactical edge beyond U.S. borders, according to a top department official.
Air Force Driving ‘Race To The Cloud’ Program
Aaron Bishop, chief information security officer (CISO) at the Department of the Air Force – which comprises both the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Space Force – talked about progress in the Air Force’s “Race to The Cloud” program on March 2 during an event organized by GovCIO.
DoD OIG Tweaks Service Branches on Cloud Risk Awareness
Department of Defense (DoD) military service branch components may be unaware of cybersecurity risks associated with operating their systems or storing data in authorized commercial cloud service offerings (CSOs) because service branch authorizing officials (AOs) have failed to review all required documentation, according to a recent audit by the Pentagon’s Office of Inspector General (OIG).
DISA Begins Testing New Classified Cloud Capability
The Defense Information System Agency (DISA) plans to begin limited user testing of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) first-ever cloud environment authorized to host classified data, the agency said on Jan. 31.