Army IT agency performs big mission with little fanfare

Wednesday - 3/7/2012, 1:02pm EST

Don Adcock, executive director, Army Information Technology Agency

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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.