A new Deltek report predicts that the Defense Department‘s efforts to implement theÂ Joint Information Environment will openÂ opportunities for industry providers ofÂ on-premise data center services and software-as-a-serviceÂ platforms.
The company’sÂ “Defense IT: Priorities and Strategies, 2017 and Beyond” report found thatÂ DoD aims to integrateÂ big data analytics into JIE to help strengthenÂ cybersecurity of information technology infrastructure and accelerateÂ the adoptionÂ of emerging technologies at the department, Deltek said Tuesday.
DoD looks to integrate most networks into JIE by fiscal year 2018 and the U.S. Army conducts the “most aggressive” efforts to achieve the goal, followed by the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, Deltek added.
The company also projectsÂ that DoD willÂ increase cloud spending and utilizationÂ of contractor-owned and operated commercial cloud systemsÂ by the end of FY 2017 and that theÂ 2017 National Defense Authorization Act will bring changes to DoD’s technology acquisition and administrative structure.
Defense customers are projected toÂ continue use ofÂ big data platformsÂ for cybersecurity, business systems and health information technology but “fragmentary” data management practicesÂ and the lackÂ of chief data officers impede enterprise-level adoption, Deltek noted.
DoD should apply multi-factor authentication approaches to secure mobile devices before expanding mobile access across the department,Â according to the company.