Army transitions from Industrial Age to Information Age Fort Carson Mountaineer –

By U.S. Army Chief Information Officer/G-6

What is it?

The Army Data and Cloud Migration Initiatives are two key components required to transition the Army from the Industrial Age to the Information Age. Access to data in a secure cloud-hosting environment is essential to the success of each of the Armys priorities (people first, readiness, modernization and reform). In the Era of Great Power Competition, speed will be essential. The ability to orient, decide and act faster than peer adversaries in multi domain operations (MDO) and joint all domain operations (JADO) environments will rely heavily on trusted data.

What are the current and past efforts of the Army?

The Army is taking proactive steps as an institution to leverage data as a strategic asset. The intent of this effort is to increase the speed of data informed decision-making, while delivering cloud enabled next generation capabilities in a fundamentally different way.

The Armys data and cloud migration initiatives take the enterprise from a hardware and technology-based IT infrastructure to a data-centric organization aligning sensors, shooters and decision-makers to the same information.

In 2019, the Army established the Enterprise Cloud Management Office (ECMO), a centralized resource to establish Armys cloud environment, to synchronize and integrate cloud efforts across the Army. In 2020, the ECMO is setting conditions for a global, cloud-hosting environment, making data available for all authorized users when they need it and where they need it. Included among the ECMOs fiscal 2020 priorities:

What continued efforts does the Army have planned?

The Army is building a cloud environment that will provide seamless access to data, advanced analytic tools, and modern software development processes that accelerate deployment timelines. The cloud environment will allow:

Why is this important to the Army?

The Armys ability to compete and win below the level of armed conflict relies heavily on its ability to make data-informed decisions at the speed of operational relevance. Data and cloud migration is also a critical step toward optimizing interoperability within the mission partner environment.

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