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):

Report Date:

2013-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE