DISA Offers Cloud-Based Storage Service ‘milDrive’

The Defense Information Systems Agency is devising a strategy to help interested users transition to milDrive, its cloud-based storage service for desktop users, the Department of Defense reported Thursday.

DISA has been offering milDrive for almost a year now and Carissa Landymore, a program manager at DISA, said there are approximately 18K users across 20 organizations using the cloud service.

"There's quite a large user base in the queue right now that's interested, and we are currently piloting with and developing a migration strategy for them," said Carissa Landymore. "The need is definitely there."

The milDrive service is available for DoD Information Network users and allows them to access data from any government-issued devices using their common access cards and store documents containing personally identifiable information.

Jeremiah Collins, information technology services deputy director at Army Futures Command, said the cloud service has helped the command achieve cost savings and a reduction in IT workload.

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