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.
The project, known as the Army Private Cloud Enterprise, represents the first time the Army has contracted with a private company to run a large-scale data center inside the gates of a military installation.
The JRSS effort will eventually consolidate about 125 separate points of Army cyber defense into 25 shared, regional centers to protect both classified and unclassified networks.
The Defense Department is going to miss its deadline to transition to Windows 10 by January 2017, but DoD CIO Terry Halvorsen says it won’t miss it by much.
The Army is behind schedule on transitioning to Windows 10 by 2017. Legacy systems are partly to blame.
DISA says it’s moving away from acquisition and toward operations, still its SETI contract will be awarded as a best value contract to much fanfare.
The Army will release a new policy in June that will give deadlines for data centers to close and incentives for their data migration.
Defense technology officials told House lawmakers that progress toward a Joint Information Environment would be delayed by two-to-three years if budget caps remain in place.
The Army is revisiting its approach to mission command and leaning on improved IT networks as one way to make its forces more flexible.
Lt. Gen. Robert Ferrell, the Army’s CIO/G6, said the service now is requiring all enterprise software titles to be modernized, virtualized and migrated to an approved data center.
The Pentagon will complete the Joint Regional Security Stacks in the European theater by the end of this year, two years earlier than planned. DoD already has begun to construct this regional cyber approach in the U.S. as part of its Joint Information Environment program.