Definition of US Army Cloud Computing Strategy
US Army Cloud Computing Strategy is a formally documented strategy by U.S Army that defines the Army’s vision for delivering cloud-enabled IT Infrastructure and services. It complements and incorporates baselines and concepts defined in federal, DoD, Army Network campaign plan and other Army IT and operational policies.
Brief Description of the US Army Cloud Computing Strategy
The US Army Cloud Computing Strategy provides the principles and road map for transitioning the Army’s current IT development and deployment Infrastructure to a cloud-based IT service delivery solution model.
The key objectives of the US Army Cloud Computing strategy is to;
- Improve its overall mission and business objectives
- Provides it forces and unified action partner (UAP) with global and secure access to data, information, and services.
- Increase the efficiency of its IT operations
- Reducing its IT Hardware and procuring it from trusted federal and DoD approved cloud service providers
- Ensure data, network, and enterprise-wide provisioned IT infrastructure security
Furthermore, the Army Cloud Computing Strategy has identified four imperatives that are essential to its success. They are;
- Adopt Cloud Governance and Management Practices
- Achieve an Army Cloud Enabled Network
- Manage the Modernization and Migration of Data, Applications, and Systems
- Secure and Manage Cloud Operations