Dave Mihelcic,Â chief technology officer at the Defense Information Systems Agency, believes that a multilevel approach to cloud computing is aÂ requirement for the U.S. military’s missions, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday.
Mihelcic told Breaking Defense’s Sydney Freedberg Jr.Â that the Defense DepartmentÂ wants to buy technologies to virtualize its high-level security workloads from other data in government cloud platforms.
âAlways moving an enormous amount of data back to your main cloud nodes in the continental United States really isnât feasible, so you are going to have a distributed cloud and youâre going to move the answers between various locations,”Â Mihelcic told Breaking Defense.
He said the department requires a dedicated private cloudÂ forÂ military data under five new programs initiated by Pentagon CIOÂ Terry Halvorsen, according to the report.
âThe DOD is going to have a requirement for private cloud solutions, certainly at the classified level and potentially at the highest level of sensitive [but] unclassified at well,â Mihelcic toldÂ Freedberg.
âNuclear command and control is a great example of that,â Mihelcic said.
He added that DISA is upgrading its “nuclear command and control to use modern technologies,” the report says.