Dana Deasy, chief information officer for the Department of Defense, testified before the House Armed Services Committee’s intelligence, emerging threats and capabilities subpanel on the Pentagon’s ongoing digital modernization efforts, the DoD website reported Tuesday.“DOD will remain a multicloud environment, with both general-purpose and fit-for-purpose clouds as part of our long-term strategy,” Deasy said on Tuesday.
He mentioned the Pentagon’s artificial intelligence strategy and the need to modernize its command, control and communications systems. Deasy, a 2019 Wash100 winner, also noted the department’s cyber strategy and how his office protects the defense industrial base. “The Cyber Top 10 focuses on remediation strategies for a complex cyber landscape with components ranging from information networks to our cyber workforce and supply chain, risk management and beyond,” he said.
Lisa Hershman, DOD’s acting chief management officer, also appeared before the House subcommittee to discuss the department’s information technology reform efforts.