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Army CIO Robert Ferrell Issues Cloud Tech Migration Guidelines

Robert Ferrell
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Lt. Gen. Robert Ferrell, the Army‘s chief information officer, has released guidance describing how the military branch should migrate and use commercial cloud computing platforms.

The guide states that Army organizations must utilize the branch’s cloud hosting contract vehicle to acquire services from a Defense Department-certified commercial cloud provider.

The Army Application Migration Business Office will serve as the point of contact for cloud application migration planning and deployment efforts.

The branch also requires that information technology personnel adopt a cybersecurity risk management framework to store, process, display and transmit military data.

The military service’s enterprise resource planning systems should migrate to a Defense Information Systems Agency-run computing center rather than off-premise CSPs, the guidance says.

Other Army platforms excluded from off-premise commercial cloud migration are critical intelligence or cryptological systems, weapon technologies and installation-based industrial control systems.

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