Despite troubles at the Pentagon trying to procure two enterprise-level cloud solutions, the second-ever audit of the Department of Defense found significant gains in cloud migration in the department’s components.
The DoD’s fourth estate agencies, the 27 agencies that provide services to the war fighter, led the way on the information technology reform front in fiscal 2019: In all, they moved 244 systems to enterprise-level cloud environments.
The migrations resulted in the closure of 17 data centers. The DoD assessed around 800 fourth estate systems to find opportunities for data center consolidation and cloud migration. These results were bright spots for the DoD, which failed the audit for the second year in a row.