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Karen Evans: DOE Keeping Tabs on Pentagon’s JEDI Cloud Implementation

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Karen Evans
Karen Evans

An official with the Department of Energy said DOE is keeping an eye on how the Pentagon implements the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud program to see how it may affect data sharing between the two departments, FedScoop reported Monday.

Karen Evans, assistant secretary at DOE’s office of cybersecurity, energy security and emergency response, said DOE works with the Department of Defense to help ensure the security of the U.S. energy infrastructure.

“We always look forward to seeing how DOD accomplishes migration to the cloud,” Evans said. “That’s critical to us so that we understand what the technical platforms that you’re having in place because we have to be able to exchange and have you access our data so that we can then be able to have shared situational awareness in the energy sector.”

In October, DoD awarded Microsoft the potential 10-year, $10B JEDI cloud computing contract in support of the department’s missions and business operations.

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