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Report: DoD Asks ‘Fourth Estate’ Agencies to Migrate Apps to milCloud 2.0 Platform

The Defense Department has asked “fourth estate” agencies that have workloads in 105 data centers to move their applications to a Defense Information Systems Agency-managed commercial cloud platform, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday.

A May 3 memo says fourth estate agencies should migrate virtualized workloads to the milCloud 2.0 platform by the end of March 2019 and move the remaining systems to the cloud by September 2020.

Fourth estate agencies listed in the document include the Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Defense Health Agency and the Defense Finance Accounting Service.

Essye Miller, then-acting chief information officer at DoD, wrote in the memo that the move seeks to streamline the cyber infrastructure and reduce the department’s data center footprint.

General Dynamics’ information technology business runs milCloud 2.0, which launched online in February, according to the report.

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