2021 National Security Forum - On Demand Detail

Advance Cloud Computing in the Intelligence Community

The Intelligence Community (IC) has entered the modern age of warfighting, where the battlefield exists as much in the digital world as in the physical. Data and the ability to process data at the ready are critical to mission success. As such, the cloud is an essential part of  maintaining the U.S. military’s technological advantage. Initially, the goal of the IC was simply to get data into the cloud; now, cloud efforts must keep pace with the evolving science and technology landscape. During this conversation, we’ll discuss the importance of the cloud for mission success, as well as how future cloud partnerships will accelerate the modernization and digital transformation initiatives of the intelligence community.


Michael Waschull, Deputy Intelligence Community Chief Information Officer,, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Frank Konkel, Executive Editor, Nextgov