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DISA Works With Pentagon CIO to Help ‘Fourth Estate’ Agencies Migrate Apps to MilCloud 2.0

The Defense Information Systems Agency has initiated efforts to help the Defense Department’s “fourth estate” agencies move applications to a cloud platform to comply with the chief information officer’s mandate to streamline the cyber infrastructure and reduce the data center footprint.

DISA said Tuesday it hosted a workshop in July at Fort Meade in Maryland to help fourth estate agencies that are not part of military services to transition apps to milCloud 2.0.

“We are working with the DoD CIO and our fourth estate partners to triage which applications are ready (to migrate) and which applications require further application rationalization to fully achieve the move to a virtual private cloud environment,” said Caroline Bean, milCloud 2.0 program manager at DISA.

The triage process works to provide agency leaders an opportunity to assess their legacy platforms before moving apps to milCloud 2.0.

Bob Brown, lead for the data center optimization initiative at the office of the DoD CIO, said the DoD CIO assigns a team of professionals to help fourth estate agencies start with the triage process and facilitate the decision making with regard to cloud migration.

The teams “will help identify which environments are appropriate for each system and provide an estimate on the investment and sustainment costs that might apply,” Brown added.

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