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Dana Deasy on DoD’s Plans for Cloud-Based CVR Collaboration Tool, Telework

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Dana Deasy
Dana Deasy CIO DoD

Dana Deasy, chief information officer at the Department of Defense and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said conducting pilot programs that permit remote access to more sensitive data is DoD’s next step for a cloud-based collaboration platform that supports employees who are teleworking during the COVID-19 pandemic, Defense One reported Thursday.

“There’s a lot of pilots going on right now on how we pivot [the Commercial Virtual Remote Environment] from an [impact level] 2 world to an [impact level] 5 world between now and, I’m going to say toward the end of this year,” he said Thursday in a press briefing.

Deasy called the cloud-based CVR “an unclassified version of collaboration” and noted that the Pentagon is in “an active conversation” about plans to sustain the telework arrangement in an effort to generate cost savings.

He also mentioned the Enterprise DevSecOps Initiative and offered updates on the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract.