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John Sherman: Release of New DOD Cloud Solicitation Still on Schedule

John Sherman

John Sherman, acting chief information officer at the Department of Defense (DOD), has maintained that the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability solicitation, which is the replacement for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contracting program, is still on schedule and that the DOD plans to announce awards in April 2022.

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Pentagon Cancels $10B JEDI Cloud Contract; Acting DOD CIO John Sherman Quoted

Pentagon Cancels JEDI

The Defense Department announced that its potential ten-year, $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud computing contract, which was first awarded to Microsoft in Oct. 2019, has been canceled due to cloud advancement and the development of other initiatives. "JEDI was developed at a time when the Department’s needs were different and both the CSPs technology and our cloud conversancy was less mature,” said John Sherman, acting DOD CIO. 

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John Sherman: Cloud Computing Key Element in Global DOD IT Modernization Strategy

John Sherman

John Sherman, acting chief information officer at the Department of Defense, said DOD considers cloud computing as an important part of its strategy to modernize information technology infrastructure that supports U.S. military operations across the globe, DOD News reported. Sherman told a House subcommittee hearing Wednesday that cloud technology works to help warfighters access data faster as digital platforms are becoming prevalent in battlefield missions.

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Pentagon Seeks to Enable ‘All-Domain Advantage’ With New Cloud Strategy; DOD CIO John Sherman Quoted

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The Department of Defense (DOD) has released its Outside the Continental U.S. Cloud Strategy outlining its goals and vision for achieving a “dominant all-domain advantage” by providing warfighters at the tactical edge access to cloud computing. “The outcomes of the strategy align with and further the priorities of the National Defense Strategy and DoD Digital Modernization Strategy,” John Sherman, acting CIO of DOD. 

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John Sherman: Pentagon Eyes 2021 Release of Zero Trust Strategy

John Sherman

John Sherman, acting chief information officer of the Department of Defense (DOD), said DOD plans to issue a strategy for zero trust architecture in 2021 as part of efforts to enhance the cybersecurity of its networks. "I think we are at one of these inflection points here,” Sherman said. “Our current approaches are not going to take us into the future here.”

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John Sherman Named DOD Acting CIO

John Sherman

John Sherman, principal deputy chief information officer at the Department of Defense since June 2020, has been appointed to serve as the Department of Defense CIO on an acting basis. He will oversee DOD's information technology operations until the Senate approves a permanent replacement for Dana Deasy, who stepped down from the CIO position when President Biden's administration officially began on Jan. 20th. 

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DoD to Consolidate IT Services to Improve Efficiency; John Sherman Quoted

IT Consolidation

A 2018 analysis by the Department of Defense (DoD) chief information officer and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) found inefficiencies in DoD information technology delivery, said John Sherman, principal deputy chief information officer. Sherman noted that the initiative will work to create one efficient IT system across the department, including all of the services.

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ODNI Names Matthew Kozma as IC CIO; John Ratcliffe Quoted

Matthew Kozma

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has selected Matthew Kozma to assume the role of chief information officer (CIO) of the intelligence community (IC), FedScoop reported on Friday. Kozma will succeed John Sherman, who left to join the DoD as principal deputy CIO in July. La’Naia Jones has served as acting CIO since Sherman’s departure.

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John Sherman: DoD Extends Commercial Virtual Remote Capability to June 2021

John Sherman

John Sherman, principal deputy chief information officer at the Department of Defense (DoD), said DoD has moved to extend to June 2021 the use of the commercial virtual remote environment to support employees who are teleworking. Sherman said that over a million users are adopting the capability to perform calls, teaming and video conferences.

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Intell Community CIO John Sherman Talks Modernization at DoD Intelligence Information System Conference

John Sherman, chief information officer of the Intelligence Community, has said that efforts to modernize the community’s operations span areas such as cloud computing, cybersecurity and data-related initiatives. The Defense Intelligence Agency said Thursday that other key priorities for the IC Information Technology Enterprise include establishing relationships with allies, industry partners and congressional overseers. 

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