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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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DoD upends its strategy for buying commercial cloud services

A forthcoming Pentagon plan will let military departments chart their cloud procurement strategies, as long as they provide detailed data to the Pentagon and each other.

Tags: DoD , technology , cloud computing , acquisition , Defense Information Systems Agency , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 04:54am EDT
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DoD to test commercial cloud for some sensitive data

Terry Halvorsen, DoD's acting chief information officer, is planning to change the way the military uses and manages its network. The Joint Information Environment is driving many of the modernization efforts across DoD.

Tags: technology , cloud computing , cybersecurity , DoD , Joint Regional Security Stacks , Jason Miller

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 05:22am EDT
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Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: Pentagon launches program to recognize its best suppliers

"Inside the DoD's Reporter's Notebook" is a biweekly feature focused on news about the Defense Department and defense community as gathered by Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu. In this edition, DoD kicks off its "superior supplier" program, and DoD asks Congress to stop pushing acquisition reforms.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , Better Buying Power , Congress , Frank Kendall , Sean Stackley , David Tillotson , Robert Hale , Michael McCord , Michael Basla , William Bender , Thomas Horlander , Karen Dyson , Jared Serbu

Monday - 06/16/2014, 04:18am EDT
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Halvorsen named as acting DoD CIO

Terry Halvorsen, who has served as the Navy Department's chief information officer since 2010, will become the acting DoD CIO next week.

Tags: DoD , chief information officer , Navy , Teri Takai , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 10:44am EDT

Catalysts for Government's Big Data Revolution

What are the infrastructure underpinnings of big data and big databases. Users of big data have been concentrating on the tools to mine the information in big data. In this conversation, we will discuss what it takes to house, maintain and serve up big data. Such data stores are characterized by a mix of relational/structured data and non-structured files such as video, images, PDFs, and office documents. A number of new solutions are emerging - different types of storage, different approaches of optimizing the data center to handle big data.

Tags: technology , CDWG , NetApp , John Montel , David Bray , Jack Nichols , Lee Vorthman , Tom Temin

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 01:49pm EDT
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AFCEA Answers - Cloud Computing

This AFCEA Answers episode investigates current trends in cloud computing in government and industry. Hear what US Navy CIO Terry Halverson has to say about cloud computing in the US Navy.

Tags: AFCEA , AFCEA Answers , cloud computing , HP , Intel , Max Cacas , Henry Fleischmann , Ruchi Bhargava

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 12:50pm EDT
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CIO Council reorganizes, seeks more active role

The council is restructuring to match the Obama administration's technology priorities for innovation, governance and cybersecurity. It will now operate with three main committees instead of five.

Tags: technology , CIO Council , Bernie Mazer , Interior , Navy , cloud computing , Virtualization , Zero client , hosted virtual desktop , Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative , Brocade , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 07:07am EDT

Navy pushes for total server virtualization to cut costs

The Department of the Navy will begin to virtualize its services and hopes to achieve total server virtualization by 2017, in an effort to cut costs. The service has been active in cutting IT costs in the wake of Defense budget cuts.

Tags: Navy , Virtualization , technology , defense , Cogan Schneier , DoD , budget

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 06:02am EDT
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