Army sees future of intelligence in the cloud

Defense Systems
Henry Kenyon
December 9, 2010

Biometrics are vital to identifying enemy leaders and as a security feature for future systems.

The Army’s efforts to enlist cloud computing to modernize its intelligence capabilities is in step with similar efforts across the military services.

A key part of the Army approach will be to empower commanders, program managers and soldiers to develop tools and applications on their own, within a set of servicewide standards, Mary Lynn Schnurr, director of Intelligence Community Information Management for the Army Intelligence Chief Information Officer, said today at Army IT Day in Vienna, Va.

After a brief video outlining the near-future capabilities the Army hopes to field, Schnurr described in detail what these systems will be, such as cloud-based data and information management architecture, orbital and airborne intelligence and communications assets, and advanced biometric technology.

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