DISA Hits 1M Mark For Cloud Email Move; John Hale Comments

CloudThe Defense Information Systems Agency recently migrated the one millionth user to a new cloud-based email system and aims to move all Army users to the new platform by next month, Federal News Radio reports.

Jared Serbu writes 967,000 out of the 1 million users work for the Army and the military’s Joint Staff, U.S. European Command and Africa Command are in the DISA cloud as well.

John Hale, DISA’s chief of enterprise applications, said Wednesday the system supports 80,000 BlackBerry devices and another 700 Android, Apple and Windows Mobile devices being tested in pilot programs.

Serbu writes DISA is accepting bids from industry to build a mobile device management platform and internal application store.

“We expect the award to be done this summer, and that solution will eventually replace the current pilots we have going on with all the different devices we have throughout the department,” Hale said, according to Federal News Radio.

“We would see that standing side-by-side with our current BlackBerry infrastructure for a time, but we would expect to converge those two into a single solution next year,” he added.

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