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Marines Nearing Finalization of New Cloud Strategy; William Williford Quoted

The U.S. Marine Corps is making final touches on a new cloud strategy expected to receive approval before the end of 2018, C4ISR reported Wednesday.

William Williford, executive director of USMC's Systems Command, told C4ISRNET at a recent defense summit that the strategy builds on the U.S. Navy's own version.

He also said the new strategy is likely to receive Deputy Commandant for Information Lt. Gen. Lori Reynolds' signature within the month, before the year's conclusion.

Williford said the service is looking to involve contractors more in the operation of its cloud activities.

“Right now we’re looking at how we put funding in the budget in order to support that move of our applications to the cloud,” the executive director said.

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