DoD readies first elements of departmentwide network

Wednesday - 5/9/2012, 7:49pm EDT

The Pentagon is beginning to roll out a cloud-based network that it hopes will one day serve warfighters from each of the military branches around the world. DoD will begin testing some of the initial elements of its new Joint Information Enterprise in the European theater of operations this summer. It'll then take those lessons learned for more testing in the Pacific. The effort aims to make the military branches IT systems more interoperable. It's being pushed from the highest levels of Pentagon leadership.