Terry Halvorsen, the Department of the Navy’s chief information officer, said the Navy and Marine Corps should expect ruthless cost cutting in information technology. Halvorsen said if the services don’t cut costs themselves, it will be done for them.
The General Services Administration and Homeland Security Department gave 14 vendors a spot on a cybersecurity contract. The vendors represent a ”full gamut” of certification and accreditation services, a GSA official told Federal News Radio.
Navy CIO Terry Halvorsen says the Navy and Marine Corps have already reduced IT spending by $2 billion, and will soon target billions more in technology spending.
Navy department’s second large enterprise licensing agreement will save an estimated $60 million over five years. Navy and Marine Corps components are required to use it for all of the Oracle database products it covers.
President Barack Obama signed the MEGABYTE Act into law, and GSA released two new shared services offerings to keep the “slow” summer months hopping.