The DOD or US Department of Defense was unable to show adequate security from the cloud services they use and cannot show any cost benefit, either. This is due to the lack of a standard definition or central account of cloud contracts. According to a DOD inspector’s audit, these issues are real.
The audit was supposed to help show the cost benefits of the cloud computing the DOD is using. Instead, the report identified the issues with identifying any type of cost benefit and how these issues could be removed.