The Defense Information Systems Agency hosted a symposium Dec. 12 to discuss ways on how to help service branches, combatant commanders, agencies and other mission partners of the Defense Department speed up cloud adoption, DoD News reported Thursday.
The symposium is in response to the Sept. 13 memo Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan issued about the Pentagon’s cloud migration initiatives.
Army Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn, DISA director, said over 1,000 individuals took part in the introductory symposium and mentioned the cloud’s potential benefits to the military across data security, financial areas and virtual space.
DISA officials also provided information on how to select cloud service providers to meet their individual requirements during the symposium.
Terry Carpenter, DISA’s service development executive and program executive officer for the service development directorate, discussed the agency’s role as an infrastructure provider in DoD’s cloud adoption efforts and its capacity to help mission partners procure cloud services.
Other officials who spoke at the symposium include John Hale, cloud portfolio chief at DISA; and Navy Rear Adm. Nancy Norton, vice director of DISA.