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Navy reducing IT spending ahead of schedule

The Department of the Navy is finding real dollar savings by moving to enterprise software licenses, managing mobile devices and services better and reducing the number of printers and the amount printed. Terry Halvorsen, the DoN CIO, said they are on track to meet the goal of cutting 25 percent of their IT budget in five years.
January 17, 2013

Tags: technology , Defense , DoD , Navy , cloud computing , mobile computing , budget , enterprise software licenses , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 05:21am EST
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By year's end, troops will be unable to respond to crises, Pentagon says

Shortfalls in operating accounts would mean military units would be undertrained, underequipped and unable to deploy by the end of fiscal 2013, senior DoD officials predict.

Tags: DoD , Congress , budget , DoD budget , Navy , Army , readiness , Joint Chiefs of Staff , sequestration , James Winnefeld , Robert Work , Jared Serbu

Monday - 02/04/2013, 05:39am EST
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Navy simplifies IT proposal template to focus on savings

The Navy's chief information officer released an abbreviated business case analysis template in an effort to encourage IT industry personnel to propose ideas focused on cost savings. The CIO must continue to decrease IT spending by 25 percent over the next four years.

Tags: DoD , Navy , technology , IT , budget , acquisition , Esther Carey

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 06:07pm EDT

Navy, Marine Corps consolidate Microsoft purchases

The Department of the Navy has signed a deal with the Microsoft that would consolidate nearly 30 different licensing arrangements with the world's largest software maker into one agreement.

Tags: Navy , Marine Corps , Microsoft , Sean Stackley , Tim Solms , management , technology , DoD , DoD Report

Monday - 07/09/2012, 05:13am EDT
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Buying commercial in DoD: Pentagon struggles to stay away from customization

Last year, the Pentagon spent nearly $75 billion on acquisitions of commercial items, more than double the amount from five years ago. But the word "commercial" in DoD applies to a lot of products you won't find on any store shelf.

Tags: DoD , commercial products , technology , Network Integration Evaluation , John Morrison , Kevin Kelly , LGS Innovations , Alcatel-Lucent , Sean Varah , MotionDSP , Dennis Moran , Harris Corp. , Jacques Gansler , acquisition , industry , Defense Science Board , Navy , CANES , DJ LeGoff , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 05:15am EDT
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Navy links cyber workforce training to commercial certifications

Navy CIO Terry Halvorsen issued a policy making IT security training provided by the services to sailors and Marines equitable to commercial accreditations. He said the department shouldn't have to pay for civilian education courses when DoD programs work just as well.

Tags: workforce , technology , Navy , Marine Corps , cybersecurity , training , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 05:14am EDT
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Navy targets 15 large software vendors for enterprise deals

The service's CIO Terry Halvorsen said the goal is to bring together the purchasing power of the Navy and the Marines Corps to obtain lower prices. He said the Department of the Navy expects to save $100 million over five years. Navy senior officials from technology, acquisition and finance make the use of these enterprisewide contracts mandatory.

Tags: contracting , technology , industry , Navy , Marine Corps , GSA , enterprise licenses agreements , SmartBUY , Microsoft , IT efficiencies , budget , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 05:19am EDT
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Navy CIO Halvorsen offers best practices for small IT contractors

Terry Halvorsen, the chief information officer at the Navy, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the Navy's efforts to attract small-business IT contractors.

Tags: technology , contracting , acquisition , industry , Navy , DoD

Friday - 12/09/2011, 05:40pm EST
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Navy must cut IT business systems spending by 25 percent

The Navy readies RFIs for email and data storage to figure out how to best reduce spending on non-mission critical systems. Navy CIO Terry Halvorsen is exploring whether DON's non-classified email can be hosted by a third party, and whether a public-private partnership can be developed around data centers. Navy has no plans to use the DISA email system.

Tags: DoD , Department of the Navy , Navy , Marine Corps , technology , industry , contracting , budget , DoD budget , efficiencies , data center consolidation , enterprise email , Robert Work , AFCEA , Jared Serbu

Friday - 06/10/2011, 07:57am EDT
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'Ruthless' cost cutting coming to Navy IT

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.

Tags: DoD , Department of the Navy , Navy , Marine Corps , technology , management , budget , DoD budget , efficiencies , data center consolidation , application rationalization , Enterprise software licensing , Janice Haith , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 07:40am EDT
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