On Monday, the Department of Defense’s (DoD) campaign to migrate to the cloud took a major step forward. General Dynamics Information Technologies (GDIT) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced that through milCloud 2.0, DoD users would now have access to AWS’s world-class commercial cloud solutions. AWS will provide a major boost to milCloud 2.0 in critical areas such as cloud migration, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics and security. By bringing AWS onto the milCloud contract, GDIT can better meet the central goal of DoD’s Cloud Strategy: providing readily accessible, enterprise-wide commercial cloud services hosted in a secure setting that can both handle vast amounts of data and offer a variety of applications at various levels of classification. I have written more on the significance of warfighters’ ability to access the tremendous power of AWS through milCloud 2.0 here.
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