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Army Wraps Up Cloud Email Move; Michael Krieger Comments

Michael Krieger
Michael Krieger

The U.S. Army has completed the migration of its email service to a cloud computing infrastructure, aiming to save $380 million in costs by 2017, the Army Press Service reported Tuesday.

Margaret McBride writes the Department of Defense Enterprise Email program resulted from an initiative started two years ago to update how the military manages, protects and uses information technology resources.

McBride reports the Pentagon aims to cut $76 million in IT spending for fiscal year 2013.

“I want to thank our mission partners around the world who helped us reach this milestone,” said Mike Krieger, Army deputy chief information officer.

“It’s been a learning experience for all of us, the Army, the Defense Information Systems Agency, Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, or NETCOM, the Defense Manpower Data Center, industry, and other IT professionals.” Krieger added.

DISA will host and manage tools and resources for the cloud email platform, which McBride reports is the first single authoritative identification system with communications, data sharing and service desk capabilities for DoD personnel.

More than 1.5 million users from different Army organizations that include civilian agencies and contractors migrated to the new email service, which has classified and non-classified Internet Protocol router networks.

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