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Army’s Paul Puckett on FY 2020 Cloud Modernization Updates

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Paul Puckett
Paul Puckett Director Army ECMO

Paul Puckett, director of the U.S. Army’s Enterprise Cloud Management Office (ECMO), said the service branch is working to implement a common cloud security service in line with the Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) standards.

Puckett told FCW in an interview published Friday that ECMO and the Army Analytics Group are working on establishing a “dynamic, resilient architecture” called cArmy that is centrally resourced and optimized for Army applications.

He noted that ECMO also stood up a Coding Repository and Transformation Environment (CReATE) team that handles cloud architecture replatforming and DevSecOps activities as well as other modernization initiatives to support the cArmy infrastructure.

CReATE will work to deploy an “ecosystem of software development tools” designed for the cArmy cloud environment, he added.

Speaking on other Army modernization activities for fiscal year 2020, Puckett said his office is in the middle of migrating and modernizing enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications, accelerating the deployment of new tools to warfighters and implementing a common security baseline for classified information in a hybrid cloud environment.

Other initiatives that Puckett cited include reorganization activities for the Army’s chief information officer (CIO) units and efforts to implement a 100 percent telework environment for certain teams amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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