DISA to Partner with Google to Enhance its Cloud Security Program

At Signal Online, Max Cacas writes that the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) will look to Google for help in implementing key security capabilities in the cloud.

The pilot program is the result of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) signed between DISA and Google last February, David Mihelcic, chief technology officer, DISA, says. “The goal of the CRADA is to discover ways we could take our DOD authentication services and be able to gateway those to other cloud services,” explains Mihelcic. He adds that the CRADA is a contractual agreement that allows both entities to do what he describes as, “exploratory work in this area.” Even though the scope of the pilot is specified in a contract, there is no money exchanging hands as part of the CRADA, he says.

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