The U.S. Army is considering plans to migrate sensitive enterprise data to commercial cloud environments as the branch awaits new standards from the National Security Agency, FedTech Magazine reported Tuesday.
Michael Krieger, deputy chief information officer, told audiences at an AFCEA event that the Army has picked 62 applications for transition to the Defense Information Systems Agency’s milCloud or to commercial cloud platforms, Nicole Blake Johnson reports.
Krieger also said those commercial cloud vendors have achieved clearances to host information classified at levels five or six.
He believes that enterprise resource planning and national security systems must stay within the government’s data centers, according to the report.
Krieger said the Army is waiting for the NSA to release standards that will set the architecture for hosting unified communications in a private cloud environment before the service forms a blanket purchase agreement for cleared companies, Johnson reports.
The standards will apply to a joint DISA, Army and Air Force unified communications contract, according to the magazine.