Amazon Web Services helps Navy transform its digital capabilities

Damon Harding, Digital Group Cloud lead at NAVAIR Headquarters, explains the benefits of restructuring NAVAIR’s cloud business and technical responsibilities to take advantage of its partnership with Amazon Web Services during a recent event sponsored by the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School.

The Navy has partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to move its data and analytics into the cloud, improving real-time access to vital information by defense personnel stationed around the globe. Last month, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) personnel had a unique opportunity to learn more about how that migration is being accomplished and what some of the early dividends of the move have been.

The U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS) hosted the presentation as part of its quarterly Innovation Speaker Series before a live — and socially distanced — audience of students and instructors at the River’s Edge Catering and Conference Center at Naval Air Station Patuxent River as well as for base personnel through Microsoft Teams.