The Defense Information Systems Agency has started to transition mission partners to the second version of the MilCloud platform after the technology received provisional authorization from the Defense Department in March to host controlled unclassified information, Federal News Radio reported Monday.
“We have laid out a plan that over the next four-to-five months migrating most all of the MilCloud 1.0 capabilities onto MilCloud 2.0,” John Hale, chief of enterprise applications at DISA, said April 18 at the FCW Cloud Summit.
“Then, the plan is to probably shut down MilCloud 1.0 sometime in late fiscal year 2019,” Hale added.
He noted that partners look at MilCloud 2.0 as a “gateway capability.”
“As they shift away from traditional hosting in their data centers into a cloud model, MilCloud 2 provides them a little bit of a comfort factor because the data stays on premise.”
CSRA, which General Dynamics bought for approximately $9.7 billion in early April, secured a potential eight-year, $498 million contract in June 2017 to provide commercial infrastructure services for the MilCloud 2.0 platform.