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Navy Turns to Cloud-Based Tools to Help With Data Processing to Ensure Safe Seas

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Navy Turns to Cloud-Based Tools to Help With Data Processing to Ensure Safe Seas

The U.S. Navy is turning to cloud-based tools to help process data at sea to secure territories from terrorists, pirates and adversarial nations.

The Department of Transportation’s SeaVision web-based application is one of the tools helping the service in data processing. The maritime situational awareness tool offers the Coast Guard Intelligence Coordination Center and the Office of Naval Intelligence a way to easily gather information on vessels of interest, Federal News Network reported.

Todd Boone, a senior strategy advisor for the National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office, said using the tool allows the naval intelligence enterprise to better understand the moves of rogue nations, including Iran and North Korea, and nongovernment actors such as terrorists while conducting operations on the water.

The Navy considers the cloud an important technology. In October, it created an office to ensure the Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps can easily procure and integrate cloud services in its operations.

Among its planned use of cloud computing is a ship-mounted solution that offers sailors connectivity in remote environments.

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