Defense IT

Army enterprise-IT-as-a-service tests are underway

The Army has spelled out a few more details on its enterprise-IT-as-a-service plan. The service is about 90 days into its test run, Army Cyber Command head Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty said during the March 12 AFCEA Army Signal Conference in Springfield, Va. The Army is seeking to largely mimic the Air Force's approach to as-a-service.

Starting this year, Fogarty said, the Army will lean on industry for transport, end user devices, cloud services and others to facilitate network modernization. Army Futures Command is the first pilot for as-a-service but others are possible; a contract is expected to go out mid-summer.

About the Author

Lauren C. Williams is a staff writer at FCW covering defense and cybersecurity.

Prior to joining FCW, Williams was the tech reporter for ThinkProgress, where she covered everything from internet culture to national security issues. In past positions, Williams covered health care, politics and crime for various publications, including The Seattle Times.

Williams graduated with a master's in journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park and a bachelor's in dietetics from the University of Delaware. She can be contacted at lwilliams@fcw.com, or follow her on Twitter @lalaurenista.

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