Air Force to work on cloud computing

May 10, 2011 No Comments

The U.S. Air Force is giving the University of Illinois $6 million to build a center devoted to cloud computing.

The News-Gazette newspaper in Champaign reports the University Center of Excellence in Assured Cloud Computing was established last week. The center will use existing office space.

Roy Campbell is the lead investigator for the new center.

According to Campbell, cloud computing deals with a mixture of secure networks, such as military ones, with networks in private hands, and those belonging to other nations. He says such sharing has been used for non-military efforts, such as a natural disaster in Pakistan last year.

Campbell says he has been working on cloud computing for about three years, and digital security for 10 years.

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