DoD will be moving some data into cloud in a pilot project, Terry Halvorsen says. (U.S. Navy)
The Defense Department will soon be moving some of its data into the cloud as part of a series of pilot projects, acting chief information officer Terry Halvorsen said Aug. 13.
He said at the 2014 Federal Forum in Washington, D.C., that he expects DoD to announce five pilots by Sept. 1 that will expand its efforts to move data into the cloud and has promised his staff a steak dinner when they finalize the pilots.
“I think you will see us announce that fairly quickly going forward,” Halvorsen said.
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The Defense Department will start with level three data — sensitive information that is not for the public — and then move on to level four. But the focus will be in what he called semi-private clouds, such as government-only clouds available in the private sector.
He said the Defense Department is exploring the idea of building a cloud computing facility but having a contractor run and maintain it in its entirety.
“I think you will see us do some things like that as we move forward,” Halvorsen said.