Defense Intelligence Agency confronts data access challenges in complex move to the cloud


The Defense Intelligence Agency is making progress in modernizing the military and intelligence community’s top-secret IT network — the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communication System (JWICS) — but it’s currently taking some time to determine the proper and most secure data access points for the envisioned cloud infrastructure underpinning it, the agency’s CIO said on Tuesday. As DIA’s chief information officer, Douglas Cossa is steering that notable revamp of JWICS, a…