Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford, chief information officer of the U.S. Army, has said he will prioritize the procurement of cloud products and services in fiscal year 2019, C4ISRNET reported Wednesday.
Crawford disclosed in an interview that he plans to migrate over 2,000 of the service’s applications to the cloud using a system, which will possibly align with the Defense Department’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure initiative.
He added that having the ability to aggregate data and provide access to data anywhere on the battlefield can increase the mobility of soldiers.
Army officials seek a cloud system that can organize data repositories, common software and hardware platforms and enterprise systems for tactical public key infrastructure, among other things.
Apart from cloud migration operations, Crawford also said he intends to focus on modernizing identity management and artificial intelligence systems in 2019.