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Navy Department’s Cloud Management Office Now Operational

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Navy Department’s Cloud Management Office Now Operational

Louis Koplin, head of the Department of the Navy’s Program Executive Office Digital, said his organization’s side of the Neptune Cloud Management Office is operational.

Established in June, Neptune is intended to serve as the Navy’s and Marine Corps’ hub for procuring and delivering cloud services, DefenseScoop reported.

The Navy’s side of the office was slated to launch near the start of fiscal year 2024, while the Marines’ began in the summer.

Speaking at an Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association event on Friday, Koplin explained that the Navy component only received funding in the last few months. He added that his team is searching for a government lead for recently awarded contract support.

Neptune is tasked with maintaining authorized cloud services on the Navy’s digital marketplace and releasing guidance on how to best utilize the portfolio.

Jane Rathbun, the service’s acting chief information officer, spoke at the AFCEA event about plans to enable tactical edge cloud access aboard vessels. According to Rathbun, the Navy is looking to deploy ship-mounted infrastructure.

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