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Army CIO Says JWCC Transition One of Top Priorities

Leo Garciga,


US Army

Army CIO Says JWCC Transition One of Top Priorities

The U.S. Army’s chief information officer said that cloud contracting migration is one of his top three priorities and that he has already issued directives to get components to transition into the $9 billion Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability contract.

In an interview with Federal News Network, Leo Garciga said he issued two guidance memoranda centered on cloud migration – one for JWCC adoption and another for relaxing contracting constraints for cloud support. Garciga said the JWCC memo encourages the military to mature cloud adoption processes, transition from the Cloud Account Management Optimization contract and ensure that everyone adopts the new contracting vehicle.

He also pointed out that his JWCC transition should not obstruct current missions. The CIO’s other priorities are DevSecOps evolution and data improvements, Federal News Network reported Monday.

Garciga’s comments follow Department of Defense CIO and 2023 Wash100 awardee John Sherman‘s August mandate requiring all existing cloud services to transition to the JWCC vehicle upon contract expiration. Per Sherman’s mandate, the military should use JWCC for tactical edge cloud activities.

Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency and a 2023 Wash100 awardee, announced in August that over $200 million in orders were awarded under JWCC.

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