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Air Force partners with Google to improve IT security


To continue to provide IT best practices to its users, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, awarded a $2 million experimental Other Transaction Agreement to Google.

The new agreement, awarded in December, is part of a broader Air Force Enterprise IT-as-a-Service, or EITaaS, risk reduction effort to test the technical feasibility of commercial solutions. The effort covers three areas: Network-as-a-Service, End User Services and Compute and Store, and consists of technical assessments to determine if alternative solutions can meet unique Air Force requirements.

Under the terms of the agreement, Google will provide services that leverage its expertise in IT security, including scalable and secure networking.

“We want to understand how Google provides secure and reliable access to data,” said Capt. Trey LaSane, EITaaS project officer in the Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks directorate. “We ultimately want to enable a more secure platform, where we are able to identify users and ensure they have the appropriate permissions to connect them with the data they need.”

Overall, it should help the Air Force give Airmen the right access to the right data at the right time.

LaSane also said the Air Force wants to incorporate “best-of-breed” industry practices.

“Are there ways we can increase effectiveness for our users?” he asked.

As part of this agreement, Google will also assess the Air Force’s current enterprise IT landscape and measure the digital experience of Airmen across the Air Force.

In addition, Google will work with the Air Force to develop a plan to potentially integrate its commercial solutions at an Air Force test site, exploring the future viability for innovative solutions across the Air Force enterprise.


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