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A Classified Cloud: The Security of Military Data

In the digital age, it is often necessary to make compromises between cost and security. For the US Army, miscalculating the balance of this compromise could have serious implications for national security.

On 18 January, IBM announced a $62 million contract with the US Army to build and manage a secure private cloud data centre at the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. The deal represents the start of a new era in the US military’s use of technology, as it is the first time the Army has opted to outsource large-scale data management to a private company within a military installation. In the coming years, the Army is expected to consolidate hundreds more data centres in

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