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Friday, July 22, 2016

U.S. Army Will Begin A Cloud Pilot Program

The Army Aims for the Cloud

DVIDS | July 8, 2016

The Army will begin a hybrid cloud pilot program at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama in September once the request for proposal ends and an industry vendor is selected.
The pilot program is an early initiative aimed at securely moving data to the cloud within the Department of Defense, said Lt. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, the Army's chief information officer, who spoke on Thursday, July 14, at the "Network Readiness in a Complex World" panel hosted by the Association of the United States Army.
Hybrid cloud environments can include a combination of on-premises DOD cloud environments such as a milCloud, which is housed in a DOD facility, commercial cloud service providers, and off-premises federal cloud environments, such as those operated by other federal agencies. 

[Click to Enlarge] "DISA [Defense Information Systems Agency] is still struggling to incorporate commercial cloud services (lower left) into the Department of Defense Information Networks (DoDIN)." Source:
(Will DOD Strategy Change Cloud Project Life Cycle Management. August 2, 2012) Source:

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