Montgomery Picked for Defense Department Center

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The Defense Department has selected the Montgomery Defense Enterprise Computing Center as one of eight Core Data Centers for the department.

The department is consolidating its 200 digital information handling services into eight Core Data Centers. The Montgomery operation located at Maxwell Air Force Base's Gunter Annex is already undergoing $19 million in upgrades. Republican U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama says the selection will mean more investment and more jobs in the future. He said the selection is the result of collaboration between the Montgomery community, Alabama's state and federal leaders and others over the last few years.

The Montgomery computing center is the first of the eight core centers to be fully "Cloud" capable.

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