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USAF Completes First Phase of Cloud Migration; Plans Future Activities

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The U.S. Air Force Network Integration Center aims to complete cloud migration of USAF enterprise services soon, following the first phase’s conclusion in November. AFNIC intends to move all USAF enterprise services within continental the U.S. to Microsoft Office 365, the U.S. Air Force said Friday.

The first phase, that concluded on Nov. 8, 2018, involved the transition of 555K accounts to the cloud. Military components including the 24th Air Force, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and the Defense Information Sytems Agency worked with Dell and Microsoft to address newly discovered vulnerabilities.

“We didn’t create these issues, but it was our responsibility to work with experts across the Air Force to correct them before moving ahead,” said Dennis Polansky, lead program manager at AFNIC.

The integration center also expects to implement SharePoint Online and OneDrive in the foreseeable future, and is working to extend the same cloud services to USAF commands outside the country. AFNIC, AFLCMC and industry partners are developing a roadmap to guide future collaborative activities.

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