Ministry of Defense unveils plans for secret cloud environment
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Ministry of Defense unveils plans for secret cloud environment

Defense unveils plans for a multi-vendor cloud service, including IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS secret-level cloud services.

According to an industry statement, it is expected to approach the market in June to identify potential industry partners to provide secret-level cloud services. Secret security classification”.

Ministry of Defense unveils plans for secret cloud environment

 

The Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade have expressed interest in using the environment in the future.

Defense said this is “hampered by isolated information systems and disparate networks”.

The department is also willing to use the cloud service to “quickly adopt modern technology suites, deploy new capabilities… faster and leverage the scale and pace of change available.”

“Availability of public cloud services with official and protected security ratings has enabled capabilities that partially address these needs,” Defense said

In addition, Defense plans to use the cloud services to “quickly deploy modern technology suites, deploy new capabilities… faster, and leverage the scale and pace of change available.”

“The availability of public cloud services with official and protected security ratings has enabled capabilities that partially meet these needs.”

“However, the full realization will only happen if cloud services are realized with higher security ratings,” it said

Setting up a diverse secret cloud from multiple vendors

A “number of different tranches” will be used to gradually establish “various multi-vendor secret cloud capabilities hosted in Australia,” documents said.

“Each Tranche of the program will focus on purchasing specific cloud services. That is aligned with the company’s priorities or capabilities.”

Documents show, “Each program tranche will focus on purchasing specific cloud services aligned with business or capacity priorities.”

The Defense plans to partner with one or more cloud service providers to quickly provide secure and highly scalable cloud service for use by Defense customers.

The Defense helped quickly establish a secret IaaS cloud service and said the first request for expressions of interest would be in June.

This will help secure information edge computing, information sharing, rapid prototyping, and development. It will also introduce new applications and faster services.

Three different tranches

Tranche #1

The Defense plans to partner with one or more cloud service providers to quickly provide secure and highly scalable cloud service for use by Defense customers.

Tranche #2

Expansion of the IaaS platform established under tranche one, including additional secret-level cloud services from various cloud providers and other IaaS and PaaS services.

Tranche #3

Pending Defense’s definition, tranche three is expected to “continue to build on the secret cloud services established under tranches one and two,” including IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS services.

The Defense said the infrastructure should be “ready for secret-level accreditation for the defense environment within six months of signing the contract.”

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