Intel Officials Talk Cloud Collaboration, Policies at Industry Briefing

Intelligence agencies will have to collaborate on solutions and policies as they transition to cloud computing, a panel of intelligence officials said Friday.

The panel addressed an AFCEA briefing in Arlington, Va., Defense Systems reports.

Neill Tipton, director of information sharing and partner engagement for the deputy defense under secretary for joint and coalition warfighter support, said policies that make data available in all locations drive cloud computing.

Naval Intelligence Chief Information Officer Jack Gumtow said scalability and data access across agencies are the intelligence community’s top concerns, Defense Systems reported.

Gumtow added the Defense Department and its community should be able to access such data.

Hank Beebe, CIO in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said other issues include the sheer volume of solutions necessary to achieve all the goals of moving to the cloud.

Beebe added the agencies must be able to mediate between solutions despite knowing they will never have a common solution.

The Army plans to utilize mobile data centers to give soldiers in the field access to data in the cloud.



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