Accession Number : ADA589450


Title :   Future of Department of Defense Cloud Computing Amid Cultural Confusion


Descriptive Note : Strategy research project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Smith, Scott A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a589450.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 32


Abstract : The Department of Defense (DoD) is executing plans for a Joint Information Environment (JIE), and all Services have embraced this concept. Data center consolidation and information sharing are goals of the JIE. In 2012, the National Defense Authorization Act directed DoD to provide a single enterprise cloud-computing environment and transition to a public cloud service provider. Services have started the development of individual cloud-computing environments but a single cloud for all of DoD may not be the optimal solution. This research paper informs strategic leaders as the wisdom of endorsing cloud computing. It addresses related issues in matters of service culture changes and how strategic leaders will dictate the future of cloud computing. Also, in areas of data integrity, cost savings, security, and stability. It challenges the merits of the Secretary of Defense s guidance of immediately adopting a single commercial cloud technology. Furthermore, the author presents two recommendations to meet the goal of lower IT budgets through data center consolidation and individual Service provided cloud computing.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER SECURITY , *DEFENSE SYSTEMS , BUDGETS , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , CULTURE , INFORMATION CENTERS , INFORMATION EXCHANGE , NATIONAL DEFENSE , SAVINGS


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Defense Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE