HP’s Stacy Cleveland: DoD Eyes Match Between Security Requirements, Commercial Cloud

Stacy Cleveland
Stacy Cleveland

The Defense Department is working to develop additional security standards and practices for the commercial cloud that are tailored to protect sensitive and classified information, C4ISR & Networks reported Friday.

John Edwards writes that the agency is looking to adapt commercial cloud security to fit DoD requirements for hosting its data.

Stacy Cleveland, vice president of global practices for the U.S. public sector at Hewlett-Packard‘s enterprise services business, told the publication DoD and the Defense Information Systems Agency have identified gaps in the areas of audits, boundary defenses, incident response and privilege user access.

“To address these concerns they have created new standards to protect the DoD data that moves to commercially hosted cloud services,” Cleveland said.

“[Security] must be built into data and applications to mitigate… risk and that the risk management framework should be applied to accelerate the certification and accreditation process.”

She noted that DoD must also work with the cloud service provider to proactively monitor compliance with security requirements.

According to Cleveland, CSPs are responsible for the integration of cloud resources while DoD is in charge of the certification and accreditation of CSP services.

You may also be interested in...


General Dynamics Subsidiary Secures AWS’ Migration, DevOps Competencies

Amazon Web Services has recognized General Dynamics' information technology business for the latter's competency in cloud migration and DevOps. General Dynamics Information Technology said Wednesday it received the AWS Migration and DevOps Competency statuses in recognition of offerings that have supported federal cloud migration projects.

Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace Begins Construction of Ram Air Turbine Wind Tunnel

Collins Aerospace, a business unit of Raytheon Technologies, has invested $18 million to build a wind tunnel in Rockford, Illinois, as part of efforts to simplify the process for testing ram air turbine products. Work is underway on the test platform at Collins Aerospace's center of excellence for electric power systems and the new structure is scheduled to be operational in the summer of 2022, the aircraft technology supplier said Wednesday.

Pilot training

SparkCognition, Intrinsic to Explore AI-Based Training Applications for Air Force

A team of SparkCognition's government services unit and Intrinsic Enterprises has received a contract from the U.S. Air Force to explore the potential use of artificial intelligence in military pilot training programs. The partnership will aim to develop a qualitative standards-based approach to gauge airmen's skills mastery using AI and machine learning through the Air Force Research Laboratory's Small Business Innovation Research program, SparkCognition said Wednesday.