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DISA Hosts Symposium on Cloud Technology Applications

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The Defense Information Systems Agency has administered a symposium made to promote the use of cloud technology to the military and other government agencies.

The symposium was held Tuesday at the DISA headquarters, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, the agency said.

The event brought together over 800 combatant commands, military men and agency officials who participated in informative sessions on the significance of cloud use to the Defense Department.

John Hale, chief of DISA’s cloud portfolio, conducted talks on the different types of cloud, as well as on three cloud models including Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service and Software as a Service.

He also discussed the responsibilities of DoD associates and related service providers for each model.

“You, as mission partners, have to look at your individual applications and decide which model is best for you,” Hale said to the attendees.

Hale, together with Tanya Lambert, deputy director of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, and Networks Directorate, and Michelle Jacobs, director of the Defense Logistics Agency’s DISA Liaison and Hosting Office, delivered a panel discussion on the costs, best practices and experiences in cloud migration.

Alicia Belmas, deputy chief of DISA’s cloud portfolio, described and discussed the capacities of three the agency’s cloud services including On-Site Managed Services, milCloud 2.0 and Secure Cloud Computing Architecture.

The symposium also held breakout sessions wherein DISA experts would answer participants’ questions on cloud applications.

Presentations and materials used in the event can be accessed here.

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