AFCEA International Chapter News
GREATER OMAHA CHAPTER CHAPTER - Oct 08, 2019

milCloud 2.0, the other CLOUD

In October, Jeffrey Phelan, portfolio lead for milCloud 2.0, General Dynamics Information Technology, Falls Church, Virginia, spent time with the chapter discussing milCloud 2.0, a warfighter's tool. Phelan talked about his diverse team and how their development mirrored the commercial innovation development cycle. Everything was housed in a military-owned, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) environment, which allowed developers to provide mission-critical partners access and customers could touch and feel the various aspects of the cloud. Phelan referred to 102 mission partner tenants, prompting a lot of face-to-face interaction with mission partners. Some re-engineering on the fly was needed to meet user requirements. Furthermore, he pointed out that they worked closely with DISA to develop an environment where users are allowed to 'kick the tires' before committing payment. Phelan discussed lessons learned, namely, that collaboration is a must. He commented on the inherent complexity in migrating customers' environments into the cloud infrastructure and concluded by emphasizing that there are no bandwidth costs in milCloud 2.0, heralding DISA for doing a good job in this regard.

Event Photographs:

Col. Sean Murphy, USAF, chapter president (l), shakes hands with Jeffrey Phelan, portfolio lead for milCloud 2.0, General Dynamics Information Technology, Falls Church, Virginia. Phelan was the speaker for the October luncheon and received a chapter coin for his presentation.
Col. Sean Murphy, USAF, chapter president (l), shakes hands with Jeffrey Phelan, portfolio lead for milCloud 2.0, General Dynamics Information Technology, Falls Church, Virginia. Phelan was the speaker for the October luncheon and received a chapter coin for his presentation.
At the October event, Diane Kremer, teacher, R.M. Marrs Magnet Middle School, Omaha, Nebraska (l), shakes hands with Col. Murphy. Kremer was presented the chapter's Volunteer of the Year award for her selfless contribution of time to support chapter activities.
At the October event, Diane Kremer, teacher, R.M. Marrs Magnet Middle School, Omaha, Nebraska (l), shakes hands with Col. Murphy. Kremer was presented the chapter's Volunteer of the Year award for her selfless contribution of time to support chapter activities.
Murphy shakes hands with Benjamin Beede, chapter golf chairperson (r). Beede was recognized as the AFCEAN of the Month for his efforts as project lead of the chapter's 18th Annual Golf Tournament.
Murphy shakes hands with Benjamin Beede, chapter golf chairperson (r). Beede was recognized as the AFCEAN of the Month for his efforts as project lead of the chapter's 18th Annual Golf Tournament.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Gregory Campbell

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