As part of the Army's data center consolidation efforts, the service will merge data centers run by several Army components into a single facility run by a commercial cloud service provider at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama, reports Federal News Radio.
Hoping to tap into the business and mission benefits of co-locating Defense Department data with the data of its contractors, DoD is crafting a hybrid cloud computing strategy that would allow commercial cloud providers to serve non-government clients on infrastructure that is physically located at military facilities.
The Defense Department is working with Silicon Valley to bolster cybersecurity with a specific focus on automating the detection of and reaction to "zero-day" attacks on defense networks, according to Richard Hale, DoD's deputy chief information officer for cybersecurity.
In an effort to encourage the sharing of data, information and information technology services across the Defense Department, DoD Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen issued a memo directing military departments, defense agencies and others to adopt standardized, machine-readable information exchange practices.
The 30-day "cybersecurity sprint" federal agencies undertook in response to serious data breaches at the Office of Personnel Management wrapped up July 12. Now, agencies await review from senior Obama administration officials and the promised Federal Civilian Cybersecurity Strategy.
A cross-platform mobile device program deployed through the Navy Marine Corps Intranet network will use Good Technology to secure mobile content and apps on iOS and Android devices
The Defense Department plans to eventually allow a "bring your own device" mobile policy for a small set of users on its unclassified network, but it won't be pushed very widely throughout the department, said DoD Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen.
The Defense Department plans to support the explosion of health data in the Military Health System with increased wireless infrastructure. "Most of our hospitals are not new buildings," said Defense Department Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen.
As DoD tries to better understand its industry partners, Halvorsen isn't seeing the same eagerness from vendors trying to better understand their customer.
An employee exchange program between the Defense Department and commercial information technology companies is reaping benefits, a DOD official said. Through the Information Technology Exchange...