The Defense Department isÂ pushing forward its cloud adoption efforts and industry dialogue following recent updates on the commercial cloud acquisition policy and the Defense Information Systems Agency‘s cloud security guidelines, Nextgov reported Thursday.
Frank Konkel writes that Terry Halvorsen, DoD’s acting chief information officer, told commercial cloud service providers at a recent industry day event that the departmentÂ expectsÂ several cloud pilot programs for unclassified information.
HalvorsenÂ alsoÂ noted that baseline security requirements for industry will continue to change in order to adapt to emerging cyber threats, the report said.
Jared SerbuÂ ofÂ Federal News Radio also reported FridayÂ that Halvorsen hopes continued engagement with industry will result inÂ cloud services standards that apply to both the public and private sectors.
“All of you want your data to be secure too, and you in industry ought to be asking where your data is, because a lot [of] it is not very secure,” Halvorsen said atÂ the industry day event.
“If we can raise that national bar together, we can do it much more effectively and much more efficiently.”
He also noted that DoDÂ is exploring otherÂ approaches to address concerns about cloud services cost while not putting aside security, including the possibility of building private data distribution centers insideÂ government facilities, Serbu writes.