Tony Montemarano, Dave Mihelcic: DISA Cloud Tech Procurement Strategy In The Works

cloudThe Defense Information Systems Agency wants to tailor contract vehicles for cloud computing infrastructures to meet the security requirements of Pentagon customers, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday.

Jared Serbu writes DISA officials said the agency is still considering offering commercial cloud products, despite scrapping a potential $450 million cloud services contract in November.

“The cancellation of the contract initiative was a realization that our requirement wasn’t quite clear,” Tony Montemarano, DISA director of strategic planning, said at a Tuesday luncheon event in Arlington, Va., the station reports.

“We’re adjusting to make sure we’re going after the contract vehicles we need to go after,” he added.

Dave Mihelcic, DISA chief technology officer, said the Defense Department must adjust internal policies to fully leverage vendors’ scalable cloud offerings.

“Across that span, we’re going to see different solutions appropriate for different levels of data,” Mihelcic added, according to the report.

“And the acquisition strategies may be different based on the kind of service we’re trying to acquire, whether it’s software as a service, platform as a service.”

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