DOD Enjoying New Cloud Options From DISA

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has released a blogpost describing the new Cloud computing platform options they are providing to the Department of Defense, which include a storage service for unclassified data not unlike Dropbox, titled millDrive. The system was unveiled internally March 1. According to the release, the service is compatible with Android and iOS mobile devices and provides access to data via a web browser, mobile device, or desktop app. The service offers two levels of storage – 20 gigabyte or 1 terabyte drives for use by individuals or to be shared by a group. "To maintain their tactical edge on the battlefield, today’s warfighters need the ability to access and share information from anywhere. Whether using a mobile device or a laptop computer, end users must have a secure, reliable way to access data and collaborate with other users," writes Marcus Johnson for DISA. “milDrive is a personal file storage service,” said Carissa Landymore, the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) cloud storage program manager, who emphasized the security, flexibility, and reliability of DISA's platform. “milDrive allows users to store all their files in the cloud. It really ensures warfighters have continuous, reliable access to files without regard to device or location.” According to Landymore, licensed users with Common Access Cards (CAC) or Personal Identity Verification (PIV) credentials can access files on the Non-classified Internet Protocol Router Network and share access-controlled, unclassified information files…