DLA ‘continues to press’ cloud computing integration

By By DLA Information Operations DLA Public Affairs

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The Defense Logistics Agency’s chief information officer said she welcomed the Defense Department CIO’s support of moving applications to the cloud environment in a recent series of interviews with Federal Times.

Kathy Cutler, director of DLA Information Operations, said that support, along with the removal of various information technology obstacles, will allow DLA to “really push the envelope” in the area of cloud services.

Cutler said she is still frustrated with the lengthy approval process for various cloud offerings.

“Right now, from my perspective, we don’t have enough of those options in DLA,” she said.

She also said that the acquisition process for cloud offerings outside the DoD umbrella would be lengthy, but that DLA will “continue to press” to integrate cloud-based solutions into DLA’s IT infrastructure.

“We really do want to try this to see if it’s all that it’s cracked up to be, if there really are the savings that everybody touts from cloud computing,” Cutler said.

Cutler also talked about DLA’s focus on mobile computing, as well as cybersecurity and modernization initiatives.