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Pentagon dipping its toe into BYOD

Terry Halvorsen, DoD's chief information officer, told reporters last week that he plans to conduct a limited bring-your-own-device pilot this summer.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Inside the DoD Reporters Notebook , DoD , BYOD , technology , cybersecurity

Monday - 03/23/2015, 04:00am EDT

DoD now emphasizes cost over quantity in data center consolidation

Pentagon's updated approach to data center consolidation will focus on new factors, including the capability of IT services, not just numerical inventory.

Tags: DoD , technology , cloud computing , Data center consolidation , Dave DeVries , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 04:29am EDT
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Acting DoD CIO Halvorsen accepts permanent tech chief role

Terry Halvorsen, a former Navy CIO, assumed the role of permanent CIO on Sunday, according to a Pentagon spokesperson.

Tags: CIO , DoD , cybersecurity , cloud computing , Teri Takai , Pentagon

Monday - 03/09/2015, 10:37am EDT

A return to sequestration would set back DoD network modernization by years

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.

Tags: DoD , Congress , House Armed Services Committee , Robert Ferrell , Kevin Nally , JIE , JRSS , Jared Serbu

Friday - 02/27/2015, 04:20am EST

In Pentagon's belated march to the cloud, DoD CIO looks to spark 'national dialogue' on cloud security

Pentagon CIO sees renewed vigor in DoD's cloud migration path as an opportunity to raise the bar for the nation's overall cybersecurity, telling vendors he wants a much closer partnership with commercial cloud providers.

Tags: DoD , technology , cybersecurity , industry , cloud computing , DISA , Alan Lynn , Jared Serbu

Friday - 01/30/2015, 12:17pm EST
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DoD unties services' hands when buying commercial cloud

A new memo from acting CIO Terry Halvorsen removes the requirement for DISA to be the main path to buy cloud computing services.

Tags: technology , DoD , DISA , cloud computing , cybersecurity , industry , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 10:51am EST

Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: Changes to CIO role, a $37 million financial audit, and review of LPTA contracts

In this week's "Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook," the Pentagon is making some adjustments to the role of its chief information officer; DoD awards contracts for its first large-scale financial audit; the Pentagon's acquisition chief says a few high-profile "lowest-price technically acceptable" cases have blown the whole thing out of proportion and Jessica Wright, who's served as the undersecretary of Defense for personnel and readiness since January 2013, announced that she'll be retiring at the end of March.

Tags: DoD , Inside the DoD Reporters Notebook , technology , financial management , acquisition , chief information officer , Air Force , audit readiness , Randall Culpepper , Jessica Wright

Monday - 12/08/2014, 04:08am EST

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: DoD trying to remove the haze around its use of commercial clouds

In this edition of "Inside the Reporter's Notebook," The Department of Defense releases the results of a study detailing three new approaches to help military services and agencies ensure the security of the commercial clouds they use; what could be the last set of the mostly dreaded annual Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) reports are arriving from agency inspector generals and Harvard, the Commerce Department and the Office of Management and Budget are stealing away three senior executives from the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Tags: technology , cloud computing , cybersecurity , DoD , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller , oversight , FISMA , State Department , continuous monitoring , people , White House , Office of Science and Technology , Commerce Department , OMB , U.S. Digital Service , Nick Sinai , Harvard University , Lynn Overman , Charles Worthington , Aneesh Chopra

Monday - 12/01/2014, 03:56am EST

DoD's 'vertical integration,' effort to further pare administrative costs

Two early pilot programs have shown the Pentagon that it can reduce overhead spending by carefully studying its excess costs rather than cutting each office's budget by an arbitrary figure. Once expanded across DoD's support agencies, the savings could run into the billions.

Tags: DoD , budget , deputy chief management officer , chief information officer , Robert Work , Defense One , Jared Serbu

Friday - 11/21/2014, 04:54am EST

Navy is moving its email to the cloud - only questions are how and when

The Navy is testing Microsoft's Office 365 as one potential option for migrating its email users to a cloud-based service. But the cost of securing the system is yet to be determined.

Tags: DoD , Navy , technology , DISA , Victor Gavin , cloud computing , Email-as-a-service , Google , Microsoft , NGEN , NMCI , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 03:58am EST
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