The Department of Navy‘s chief information officer released a memorandum last week which said the Navy and Marine Corps should begin migrating some of their information technology systems to the cloud.
The announcement comes after a pilot conducted with Amazon Web Services, according to Jared Serbu of Federal News Radio article.
Terry Halvorsen, the department of the Navy’s CIO, said low impact” information systems would be the first to move to commercial providers.
According to the article, the Defense Information Systems Agency acts as the single cloud broker for the DoD but is still figuring out how they will play there role in the deal.
“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,” said Halvorsen in the memo.