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AFCEA Answers - Enterprise Services

As recently as a decade ago, enterprise services was seen as a way to cut costs and provide more efficient data and telephone services to civilian offices. But now, with the rise of the Pentagon's Joint Information Environment, enterprise services is taking on a new role in providing tactical information advantage to warfighters in the field, and business opportunities to industry capable of providing both the hardware and software to make it happen.

Joining us to talk about it on this edition of "AFCEA Answers" is David DeVries, Deputy Chief Information Officer for Information Enterprise, Department of Defense.

Tags: AFCEA , AFCEA Answers , Max Cacas , Diana Gowen , David DeVries , CenturyLink

Tuesday - 08/13/2013, 05:27pm EDT
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Army's ‘link to industry' keys move to Joint Information Environment

Terry Edwards, the director of the Office of the Chief Systems Engineer and chief information officer for the assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology, said his office helps acquire technology and ensure standards are met.
November 1, 2012(Encore presentation December 27, 2012)

Tags: technology , Terry Edwards , Army , Joint Information Environment , cloud computing , data center consolidation , standards , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/01/2012, 06:57pm EDT
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Budget shortfalls driving CIOs' priorities

A new Federal News Radio survey of federal chief information officers shows that budget cuts are among their biggest concerns. Senior technology managers also said among the biggest benefits they are seeing from moving systems to the cloud is cost savings. DoD deputy CIO Rob Carey said the Pentagon is setting certain changes in motion as part of its move to the cloud to help deal with an assortment of challenges.

Tags: technology , management , Rob Carey , DoD , cloud computing , CIO survey , cybersecurity , shared services , data center consolidation , In Depth , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/17/2012, 05:14am EDT
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Air Force wrestling with how best to define an IT 'enterprise'

As service transitions to Air Force and DoD enterprise IT models, defining what technology services should be shared is still on the to-do list. The service's AFNet program is the umbrella effort to centrally-manage many commodity IT functions.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , technology , Essye Miller , Frank Konieczny , David Uhrich , Jared Serbu , AFCEA DC

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 05:40am EDT
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DHS's Spires defining future state of HR technology

Richard Spires said the Homeland Security Department has more than 130 human resources systems and that's too many. He said an intra agency group recently completed a segment architecture of HR technology to figure out where they can consolidate systems and find savings.
January 26, 2012

Tags: technology , human resources , cloud computing , Richard Spires , DHS , learning management system , employee performance system , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 11:38pm EST
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Air Force doubling down on IT efficiencies

The Air Force, already facing a $1.2 billion budget cut from its IT portfolio, is looking at how to cut another billion. The service is looking to application rationalization and other efficiencies to meet its targets.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , AFNET , enterprise email , IT efficiency , technology , Michael Basla , Jared Serbu , software consolidation , data center consolidation

Friday - 12/09/2011, 05:42am EST
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FLETC looks to mobile tech for training

CIO Sandy Peavy said the agency already launched a pilot using iPad and is using avatars to help trainees.
July 7, 2011

Tags: technology , Sandy Peavy , federal law enforcement training center , DHS , mobile computing , iPad , training , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 07:19pm EDT
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Navy begins dismantling NMCI for NGEN

The service will issue the first of five RFPs in a matter of weeks for cybersecurity services. The other solicitations are coming over the next year for everything from enterprise software to transport services. More than three-quarters of the users said they are pleased with the NMCI, according to the most recent customer satisfaction survey.

Tags: contracting , technology , Tim Holland , Scott Weller , Navy , Marine Corps , NMCI , NGEN , HP , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 06:43am EDT
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