Pentagon releases digital plan to emphasize Cloud adoption, artificial intelligence (AI), and cybersecurity

July 17, 2019
Cloud adoption, AI, and cybersecurity factor heavily in DOD’s technological future, but it won’t be possible without better job coordination.

WASHINGTON – Pentagon officials vowed to improve oversight of their IT investments as part of a multi-year push to upgrade the Defense Department’s trusted computing technology for the 21st century. Nextgov reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

17 July 2019 -- Pentagon officials on Friday released their Digital Modernization Strategy on how they plan to spend their roughly $46 billion annual IT budget over the next five years.

Cloud adoption, artificial intelligence (AI), and cybersecurity will all factor in heavily to the department’s technological future, according to the strategy, but those capabilities won’t be possible unless officials do a better job coordinating their efforts.

In January, Congress passed a law giving the Pentagon’s chief information officer more authority over military IT budget requests and spending plans, and officials said the new measures will enable continual, comprehensive department-wide IT modernization in a common, coordinated way.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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