DOT&E nominee sees shortfalls in commercial cloud contracts

By Tony Bertuca / October 19, 2021 at 3:45 PM
Nickolas Guertin, nominated to be the Defense Department’s director of operational test and evaluation, said today there is a “severe limitation” in the Pentagon’s strategy to acquire cloud services from commercial technology companies because vendors to date have not agreed to let DOD perform adequate cybersecurity testing. “The biggest limitation is that DOD’s current contracts with cloud vendors generally don’t allow DOD to independently assess the security of cloud infrastructure owned by the commercial vendor,” he wrote in answers to...

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