Two years after the Pentagon released a strategy directing that defense users migrate to an enterprise-wide cloud computing architecture, little progress has been made. The next-generation JEDI program remains mired in legal wrangling, while various defense components retain over 500 separate clouds. This is a cyber crisis waiting to happen. With so many disconnected clouds, it is inevitable there will be seams in the system enabling intruders to penetrate networks. The Pentagon already has a suitable cloud system available for absorbing disparate users called milCloud 2.0, but the Biden defense team needs to push the defense community to embrace it. Cloud computing is the future of military information technology; the new administration can make it happen faster. I have written a commentary for Forbes here.
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