Cloud Computing

Army looks to boost security, bandwidth with network modernization

Officials say open standards, cloud architectures are keys to making their network more efficient and effective.

DISA goes commercial for milCloud 2.0

The agency says the next version of its cloud computing service will be operated by a commercial provider, though on DOD property and strictly for DOD users.

Army's cyber challenge to focus on micro cloud management

The service is going to the Silicon Valley to enlist help in better managing the “vast, dynamic resource pool” of tactical networks.

DOD's future security, info sharing will ride on the cloud

CIO Terry Halvorsen tells Congress that a virtual cloud environment -- attainable in five years -- could improve security and allow cooperation with traditional and non-traditional partners.

Strategies for delivering on the promise of JIE

DOD can control access while limiting the attack surface of a joint network, SolarWinds' Joel Dolisy writes.

Cloud shift, data security driving encryption use

An industry survey forecasts broad use of crypto technologies as more enterprises shift sensitive data to the cloud.

IG: DOD not keeping track of cloud contracts

Without a standard definition and a comprehensive list of contracts, the department can’t determine if it’s saving money by moving to the cloud, the report says.

Survey: Shadow IT haunts DOD networks

Sixty-three percent of IT pros in the department said unauthorized apps and services are used, and 70 percent expect the practice to grow, a Solar Winds survey found.

Air Force wants common tools for pay-as-you-go cloud

The service wants to establish standard processes that could work for all the military services in support of the JIE.

DISA approves 23 cloud providers for unclassified data

The provisional authorizations open up commercial services for data at Impact Level 2.

Army moves logistics processing to IBM's Hybrid Cloud

The move adds data analytics and other tools to help improve performance and cut costs.

What's DOD doing to protect its networks?

In light the White House hack, we take a look at some of the department’s recent efforts to defend networks with a "whole of government approach."

Army's cloud strategy outlines long-range goals, security precautions

The Army expects to reap benefits in cost and technical support, while increasing interoperability and ensuring cybersecurity.

Army PEO-EIS and the elements of modernization

The office’s project director for enterprise services discusses priority projects in an age of budget constraints.

NGA extends pilot for commercial cloud services

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency recently awarded a three month extension to a contract for a new hosted desktop management pilot due to changes in time tables.

DISA CIO targets cloud automation

Bennett says automation is critical for network configuration, big data and responding to cyber threats faster than "a pregnant turtle."

DOD making the move to its new online collaboration platform

The department is transitioning from the Defense Connect Online collaboration system to the cloud-based, higher-capacity Defense Collaboration Services.