Shifting to the Cloud: A Security Benefit for the Department of Defense

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The modern data center is evolving like few ever thought possible, and this progression is in play across the public and private sector for good reason. Cloud migration delivers tangible benefits, ranging from reduced operational costs, lower head counts, and improved security posture, just to name a few.

While the thought of the U.S. Department of Defense utilizing cloud computing might seem like a foreign concept to some, this attitude is evolving as well. When I served as the Chief of Operations for the Joint Task Force Global Network Operation, a precursor to Cyber Command, and at Army Cyber Command respectively, moving data to the cloud was met with apprehension at the very least.

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