Armed With Science

Clear Skies for DOD Cloud Initiative

Feb. 4, 2019

An infographic that reads: What is the DOD cloud strategy? Warfighter support. Speed. Multiple vendors.
DOD Graphic
DOD Graphic
Photo By: DOD Graphic
VIRIN: 190204-D-ZZ999-001C

The Defense Department joins the cloud as it kicks off its DOD Cloud Initiative today. Here’s what you need to know:

  • The cloud supports the warfighter with accelerated speed for programs and through a variety of vendors that will provide cloud space to the department.
  • The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI, will allow DOD to use the enterprise cloud to meet its needs.
  • The cloud will have the highest security measures.
  • The cloud will facilitate the work of DOD personnel on next-generation applications for things such as artificial intelligence.
  • DOD will have command and control and next-generation communications through the cloud.

Marine operates an antenna terminal
Logistical Operations
Marine Corps Cpl. David Chung, a field radio operator with Headquarters Regiment, 1st Marine Logistics Group, operates a Very Small Aperture Terminal-Large antenna during a field exercise at Camp Pendleton, Calif. The VSAT-L antenna has the ability to transmit and receive signals on a variety of frequencies depending on the operation or mission location.
Photo By: Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Rubin J. Tan
VIRIN: 180301-M-YE163-049