- DOD CIO Terry Halvorsen said his agency is right where he wants it to be in terms of cloud adoption.
- Halvorsen said the Pentagon currently uses a mixture of commercial clouds, hybrid clouds and on-premise clouds.
- A recent analysis found DOD accounted for almost 50% of the total federal government’s platform-as-a-service spend since 2011.
The agency has faced scrutiny for slow cloud adoption of the years, but Halvorsen said they are doing just fine.
“A lot of people say we’re behind in cloud, I don’t actually care,” Halvorsen said last week at an event hosted by FCW. “I don’t think I am. My job is to support one primary mission. Given that, and given the level of security of the data, I think I’m about in the right spot today.”
Halvorsen said the military will likely issue RFPs for additional cloud services in the next 18 months.
The Pentagon has also been fairly progressive in working with the private sector on cybersecurity issues. Earlier this month, Halvorsen said the Department of Defense and the private sector must share threat intelligence information if either is to successfully mitigate the growing flood of cyberthreats.