DON CIO issues cloud computing guidance

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The U.S. Navy is moving forward with cloud computing and will not wait for the Defense Information Systems Agency to finish developing the Department of Defense’s Enterprise Cloud Service Broker platform.

In a memo released April 1, Department of Navy Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen stated as a first step is moving to the cloud, the Navy will move low-impact information systems and mission functions to commercial cloud service providers that meet requirements.

That will change, the memo said, if a cost effective DOD solution is identified.

“The broker concept is still being developed by DoD and is not fully in place. Therefore, pending further guidance from the DoD CIO, the DON must move forward and employ capable solutions that meet mission and security requirements and provide the best value,” the memo states.

Department of the Navy Approach to Cloud Computing

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