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Army works to build and maintain intel capabilities in cloud

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December 27, 2011
FedCyber Wire, Technology
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Over the last decade of war, the Army says it’s learned a lot about how to leverage technology to put intelligence into the hands of soldiers. Leaders are trying to make sure they don’t lose that momentum once soldiers are off of the battlefield.

The Army is pressing ahead with the development of a cloud-based solution for intelligence collection and analysis designed to replace and integrate several preexisting systems, with the goals of getting intelligence directly to the battlefield quickly and efficiently.

The Distributed Common Ground System – Army, or DCGS-A, has been in the works for several years, and the Army is trying to make sure the momentum of its development doesn’t slow down.

The overarching goal, said Mary Lynn Schnurr, the chief information officer for Army Intelligence, is to make sure intelligence isn’t just in the hands of commanders, but rather instantly available and accessible to soldiers at the tactical edge, for instance, when they come across documents or digital data that they need to analyze quickly.

via Federal News Radio, continued here.