Intelligence Community to Shift to Multicloud Model

Intelligence Community to Shift to Multicloud Model

Tuesday, 09 July 2019 13:33



By: Phil Goldstein

Jul 09, 2019

Five years into the U.S. intelligence community’s use of commercial cloud technologies, the IC plans to shift from a single-cloud to a multicloud model.


Details are scarce on what that will mean, but the shift was confirmed last month by John Sherman, CIO of the intelligence community, during the 2019 Cloud Smart Talks summit in Washington, D.C., as FedScoop reports. He said that the shift will allow intelligence agencies to make greater use of emerging technology capabilities, the publication notes.

The IC uses the CIA’s Commercial Cloud Services, or C2S, environment, a private on-premises cloud. According to FedScoop, which cited procurement documents, the new contract will again be procured by the CIA and could be worth several billions of dollars.

Read more at FedTech.