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Ted Branch: Navy Must Ensure IT Apps Security for Data Center Migration

DataCenterThe U.S. Navy has ordered information technology managers across the branch to ensure that IT applications comply with cybersecurity standards before they migrate the apps to consolidated data centers, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday.

Jared Serbu writes Vice Adm. Ted Branch, deputy chief of naval operations for information dominance, said in a memo obtained by the station that authority-to-operate certifications for some of the Navy’s IT systems are scheduled to expire before Sept. 30, 2016.

Branch added platforms that will be included in the data center consolidation initiative must undergo the Defense Department‘s cybersecurity accreditation process.

The Navy plans to move almost all of its applications into three hosting facilities or Defense Information Systems Agency-run data repository hubs, Serbu reports.

Some apps are designed to manage personal information of sailors, electronic textbooks and heating and ventilation systems at the military organization, the report said.

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