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Rob Vietmeyer: DoD Considers Commercial Cloud Providers to Manage Classified Data

cloudRob Vietmeyer, an official at the Defense Department’s CIO office, has said DoD plans to tap commercial cloud service providers to store and manage classified data that fall under impact level 6 category, C4ISR & Networks reported Friday.

Amber Corrin writes the Pentagon currently stores impact level 6 secret data within the Defense Information Systems Agency-run milCloud platform and other internal DoD systems.

“Level 6 for commercial providers is in planning phase,” said Vietmeyer, associate director for cloud computing and agile development at the DoD CIO office’s enterprise services and integration directorate.

“We’re working closely with [the intelligence community] because they have a need for secret-level cloud as well, so there are negotiations right now for how we might bring a level 6 provider into the [Secret Internet Protocol Router Network] environment,” he added.

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