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Transcom Begins Commercial Cloud IT System Migration

The U.S. Transportation Command has migrated the first batch of five information technology systems to a commercial cloud infrastructure, making Transcom the first Defense Department organization to do so.

Gen. Darren McDew, commander of Transcom, directed the cloud migration effort in a move to help the command deliver information to transportation service providers on time, update its aging electronic infrastructure and address cyber domain threats, the U.S. Air Force said Wednesday.

“This transformational move to the cloud also allows us to keep pace with industry,” said Lt. Col. John Riester, deputy chief of enterprise infrastructure portfolio and support division at Transcom’s command, control, communications and cyber systems directorate.

The project stems from a cloud-migration contract executed by Transcom’s Cloud Center of Excellence with the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental and the Army Contracting Command in May.

Herndon, Virginia-based REAN Cloud was awarded the contract to prototype a cloud-migration platform and helped the command establish an IT enclave within a government-approved cloud environment.

Transcom expects to move its remaining IT systems to the cloud by July 2018.

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