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Terry Halvorsen Highlights Public-Private Data Center, Commercial Cloud Plans as DoD CIO

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Terry Halvorsen
Terry Halvorsen

Newly appointed Defense Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen plans to implement a pilot project on public-private partnerships for data distribution services as well as push forward DoD’s commercial cloud adoption, FCW reported Monday.

Sean Lyngaas writes that Halvorsen, who assumed permanent CIO duties Sunday after nearly a year in an acting capacity, said he is working with Congress and the military services to clear potential legislative issues and establish performance checks for future hybrid data centers.

“I want a set of metrics that says I have absolutely reduced the cost of the operation and have ensured that the data is protected at the appropriate level,” Halvorsen told FCW.

He also holds one-on-one dialogue with commercial cloud providers to discuss data security and liability requirements to host DoD’s data, Lyngaas reports.

“It’s about trust in that industry has to trust I’m being as transparent as I can be, that I’m not making these requirements up on the fly,” the DoD CIO said.

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