Mike Krieger, the former deputy chief information officer for the U.S. Army, has said cloud-based enterprise email ushered in a cultural transformation at the service, Federal News Radio reported Thursday.
Jason Miller writes the Army completed the transition of its users to the email-as-a-service model in August 2013.
Krieger told the station the move to enterprise email has paved the way for users to take advantage of mobility, cloud and unified communications over the next five years.
“I think the next three years for the Army, for DoD and the federal government is going to be UC,” Krieger told Federal News Radio.
The Army plans to award a unified communications contract in 2016 after a scheduled release of a request for proposal in 2015, according to the report.
Miller writes the joint regional security stacks is a key component of the Army’s initiative.