U.S. Air Force CIO Lauren Knausenberger detailed the service branch’s continuing migration to cloud services at the AWS Summit, Washington D.C. event in 2021. She focused on the buildout of its Cloud One cloud computing platform—which has a majority of its systems hosted with AWS—and the benefits that the platform is bringing to the Air Force.
“We decided a few years ago that we were going to be a multi-hybrid cloud, and along with being a multihybrid cloud, we have to do that across multiple levels of classification,” including unclassified, secret, top secret, and sometimes even higher levels, Knausenberger said.
“And I can go and largely push a button [and] spin up an accredited environment,” she said. “I don’t have to go through the 900 steps starting over; […] Our agility has been hugely increased through this,” she said.