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.
Grant Schneider, DIA's deputy director for information management and CIO, discusses the path toward common links between the intelligence agencies.
The service is in the process of completing sensor capabilities for ships and aircraft that have been under development for the past decade, and is even considering a private cloud hosting system, among other IT upgrades.
The Defense Department's research arm is funding an effort to develop a cloud computing environment that can repair itself after a cyberattack.