Defense Official Testifies About DOD Information Technology, Cybersecurity Efforts

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Source: Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jacob Osborne
Source: Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jacob Osborne

July 21, 2021 | Originally published by U.S. Department of Defense on June 30, 2021

John Sherman told the House Armed Services Committee’s panel on cyber, innovative technologies and information systems that cloud computing is a critical step for the enterprise. “We’ve made cloud computing a fundamental component of our global [information technology] infrastructure and modernization strategy,” he said yesterday. “With battlefield success increasingly reliant on digital capabilities, cloud computing satisfies the warfighters’ requirements for rapid access to data, innovative capabilities, and assured support.”

The DOD remains committed in its drive toward a multi-vendor, multi-cloud ecosystem with its fiscal year 2022 cloud investments, which represent more than 50 different commercial vendors, including commercial cloud service providers and system integrators, he added.