The Defense Information Systems Agency, which is serving as the Department of Defense's cloud broker, aims to put cloud-services purchases online using automated Web tools by the end of this year. The goal is to make services acquisition easier, faster and more efficient, the agency says. "They can go online, determine what they want to do, and we can send them to where they need to go," said Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins, DISA director.

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