DOD cloud

DISA restructures cloud office

The Defense Information Systems Agency has created a new office that combines its Cloud Computing Program Office (CCPO) with DISA's services directorate and ecosystem.

The Hosting and Compute Center will be headed up by Sharon Woods, currently the CCPO executive director, serving as acting director starting Oct. 1.

The HaCC will be "responsible for providing the warfighter with critical hosting and compute functions using modern data center and cloud capabilities," which underpin several Defense Department-wide efforts including Joint All Domain Command and Control and improving data analytics, a DISA spokesperson said.

The reorganization is the latest change in the Defense Department's cloud pursuits in recent years. DISA took over full operational and administrative control of CCPO in January.

The CCPO, which was previously split between the DOD CIO and DISA, was responsible for carrying out the now defunct Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud procurement and other efforts. Moving the office under DISA's full purview was meant to centralize the department's cloud buying capabilities.

The new arrangement, DISA wrote, will continue that "vision" to provide multiple cloud hosting and computing platforms "multiple platforms including modern data centers and cloud computing."

This article was first posted on FCW.

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Lauren C. Williams is senior editor for FCW and Defense Systems, covering defense and cybersecurity.

Prior to joining FCW, Williams was the tech reporter for ThinkProgress, where she covered everything from internet culture to national security issues. In past positions, Williams covered health care, politics and crime for various publications, including The Seattle Times.

Williams graduated with a master's in journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park and a bachelor's in dietetics from the University of Delaware. She can be contacted at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter @lalaurenista.


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