Army Preparing for First OCONUS Cloud Deployment in Indo-Pacific Region

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The U.S. Army has begun preparations for the service branch’s first-ever deployment of an overseas tactical cloud system that could improve data storage and processing in the Indo-Pacific region, FedScoop reported Monday.

According to Army spokesperson Bruce Anderson, the service branch’s Pacific component is now working to determine where best to locate the cloud-hosted data capabilities, with exercises and experimentations planned through fiscal 2023.

He told FedScoop that officials are currently developing contracting requirements for the required cloud service to deploy cloud technologies to the tactical edge outside the continental U.S. with the help of commercial companies.

In a recent AFCEA NOVA event, Army Chief Information and former Wash100 Award recipient Raj Iyer detailed the planned Pacific system as a hybrid platform using commercial cloud services and on-premise data centers to perform various information functions for the military.

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