Army cloud office to be fully operational by March

By Jaspreet Gill / January 24, 2020 at 3:46 PM

The Army's Enterprise Cloud Management Office will be fully operational by March, the service's chief information officer/G-6 announced at a conference this week.

Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford in October designated the ECMO as the Army's central oversight office for all things cloud computing.

Crawford told reporters at the Association of the U.S. Army annual convention this fall the office will serve as "one organization that is responsible for two big things -- helping people move [and] decide the managed services, which has been a barrier to entry in the past, [and making sure] mission owners are aware of the enterprise capabilities that we brought for the entire Army."

Paul Puckett was named the lead for ECMO in November. Puckett comes from cloud technology company Pivotal Software where he oversaw information technology and cybersecurity contracts and artificial intelligence capability development.

The press release said once fully operational, the ECMO will "deliver the Army’s Enterprise Cloud and facilitate the operationalization of data -- transforming the Army from an industrial age to an information age."