The Ministry of Defense wants cloud computing to support everything from back office tasks to combat operations. But the way clouds emerge in regions outside of the continental US is associated with significant additional obstacles.
The DOD’s process of removing these barriers was outlined in a new strategy released in May. The department throws FedScoop a new light on how exactly it will overcome the technical and resource-intensive hurdles associated with the cloud procurement at the so-called “tactical edge”.
“Cloud computing can help solve today’s national defense challenges, but its real potential lies in solving tomorrow’s challenges,” the strategy says. “Cooperation across these domains, which is increasingly made possible by software-controlled high-tech solutions, must take place at the global point of need, at the tactical edge and in combat.”