Key takeaways from the DoD cloud strategy release

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Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, discusses the Department of Defense’s new cloud technology strategy, and the effects it could have on contractors

The Department of Defense has unveiled its cloud strategy for how the Pentagon and military branches will move forward with their cloud technology. However, it’s unknown how the consolidation of the Defense Department’s cloud systems will impact the vendors vying for DoD’s $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, says that companies with previous experience working with the defense agency might have an advantage.

 

“I’m watching the DoD and Cloud policy, they talk about great stuff, like commercial cloud. It is good, it is faster just as the policy says,” Allen said. “What it doesn’t say, even in the realm of commercial cloud solutions, is that in order to have a realistic shot at DoD business, your company has to be really specialized in the DoD market. That means you either have to have experience doing other things with the Department of Defense or you have to be a recognized national or international leader in providing cloud solutions.”