If there were an award for federal agencies that perform a big mission without getting much press, a good candidate might be the Army Information Technology Agency.
Despite the “Army” name, the agency is responsible for providing the IT services for just about every nook and cranny of the Pentagon, plus DoD facilities throughout most of Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia, and keeping it all secure.
Don Adcock is the agency’s executive director. In this edition of OnDoD, he tells Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu about how the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks forced the Pentagon to start consolidating data centers long before the topic was on most agencies’ radar screens, major IT upgrades at Arlington National Cemetery and what’s next for information technology and security in the Pentagon.
On DoD focuses on the programs and policies that affect the Defense Department. Each week, Defense Reporter Jared Serbu speaks one-on-one and in depth with the people responsible for managing the inner workings of the federal government's largest department, and those who know it best.