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Terry Halvorsen: Pentagon Updates Cloud Service Broker Approach

Terry Halvorsen
Terry Halvorsen

Terry Halvorsen, acting chief information officer of the U.S. Defense Department, will release a memo next month regarding changes in the agency’s method for acquiring commercial cloud services, DoD News reported Tuesday.

Amaani Lyle writes Halvorsen clarified the role of the Defense Information Systems Agency as a cloud broker during a Tuesday conference call with reporters.

He told the press that DISA will continue to help the CIO’s office to assess and approve military organizations’ third-party cloud security plans through a business case analysis procedure.

The approach is intended to give information techonology personnel “the right sight picture of what is operating across the network,” he added, according to DoD News.

Lyle reports DoD also updated a waiver program for the military’s Global Information Grid in an effort to allow commercial cloud providers to support agency missions.

“It gives us good industry data on who are the interested players in supporting a commercial cloud solution that meets DoD’s security requirements and, frankly, meets our financial requirements,” Halvorsen told reporters.

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