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Terry Halvorsen: Defense Department to Issue New Cloud Policy in 2 Weeks

Terry Halvorsen
Terry Halvorsen

Terry Halvorsen, acting chief information officer of the Defense Department, has said the department plans to release a new cloud computing policy in two weeks, DoD News reported Friday.

Halvorsen told a recent FedTalks gathering that the DoD intends for the fresh policy to help the military agencies buy cloud services through their own contract offices, Cheryl Pellerin reports.

“That’s simply because we can go faster. We’ve got to go faster, and that just means I’ve got to increase the number of people who can do the contracting, so we’re going to do that,” Halvorsen told the audience.

The DoD also plans to further mobility, the Joint Information Environment and data access in an effort to reduce costs, according to the report.

The report also quoted Halvorsen as saying the joint regional security stacks of JIE is scheduled for initial operation in 2017.

He added that the Defense Information Systems Agency will work to check the security and cloud policy compliance of the DoD’s information technology systems as the department adopts commercial cloud.

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