The Air Force is close to hiring an industry executive to change the way it procures big ticket IT items.
The Air Force is pushing out a prototype for IT acquisition that connects vendors with end users. It’s part of the overarching Joint Information Environment (JIE), a unification effort and security boost for the department’s roughly 15,000 IT networks.
Air Force CIO Lt. Gen. Bill Bender said the service is baking in role-based authentication capabilities as part of its move to the MilCloud. He said the Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS) will help the Air Force move out of its AFNet architecture.