The Defense Information Systems Agency has been designated as the Defense Department's Enterprise Cloud Service Broker.
The Defense Department plans to test its Joint Information Environment concept in the European Command this summer.
Quality Business Engineering will provide cloud computing architecture and engineering services to the service during an 18-month award.
For the military, building a cloud infrastructure may prove to be easier than figuring out what to put into it.
The scope of work that nine companies will provide under the Army's Area Processing Centers Army Private Cloud program include furnishing the Army with "mobile data center" services and even cybersecurity assistance as part of a grand strategy to help the military service scale back its data-center footprint.
A successful cloud migration requires careful planning and risk assessment to succeed, according to a FOSE panel.
Surprisingly, there are other more pressing concerns and barriers for intelligence agencies moving to the cloud.
Industry experts estimate the Army should save millions in IT costs after its recently awarded Army Private Cloud contract is fully implemented.
Doug Wiltsie discusses closer cooperation with the private sector on procurement, cloud computing and biometrics.
The U.S. intelligence community knows one thing: It is moving to the cloud. But it could be a tough road ahead getting there.