Alexander Rossino, a Deltek principal research analyst, forecasts the Pentagon’s investment in cloud computing to0 grow from $414 million in fiscal 2013 to $2.6 billion in fiscal 2018, Federal Times reported Monday.
Amber Corrin writes the Pentagon awarded more than $750 million in cloud-related contracts between fiscal years 2009 and 2013 and that value will increase as more contractors obtain FedRAMP certifications.
Rossino told Federal Times that Amazon Web Services‘ cloud computing deal with the CIA could also benefit the Defense Information Systems Agency.
“First, it would enable DISA to comply with legislative mandates to use a commercial cloud provider,” he said, according to the article.
“Second, it would allow DISA to more easily comply with U.S. Cyber Command’s requirement [for] visibility into a commercial cloud solution so they can trace back [incidents] if/when they occur.”