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Terry Halvorsen: Military Eyes Commercial Data Centers for Public Cloud

Terry Halvorsen
Terry Halvorsen

The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are planning to migrate the services’ data to commercial cloud platforms as part of government efforts to reduce information technology spending, Federal Times reported Thursday.

Nicole Blake Johnson writes Amazon is one of the companies that will work to help the Navy and Marine Corps shrink their data center footprints and store public data in cloud environments.

Terry Halvorsen, Department of the Navy chief information officer, told an event in Washington that the military’s data would be hosted in a public cloud platform or in a government-designated facility, according to the report.

Halvorsen added that the Defense Information Systems Agency’s cloud email is one of the services under consideration for commercial cloud storage, the report says.

Halvorsen said the government intends to close 150 data centers and reduce both data and applications as part of cost savings efforts, according to Federal Times.

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