Joe Klimavicz, chief information officer at the Justice Department, will implement a service broker model for the agency’s acquisition of IT services and infrastructure to replace a traditional in-house process, FCW reported Friday.
Colby Hochmuth writes that Justice will join other agencies such as the Defense Department and National Nuclear Security Administration to source IT from external service providers within the next year.
“Initially, we will target infrastructure services, like security, data centers, storage, email, and telecommunications,” said Klimavicz, according ot FCW.
“The next tier is addressing business enterprise services like desktop, voice and collaboration.”
Klimavicz said that the change in approach is intended to facilitate shared services to bring about operational efficiencies at the agency.
“It should be a given. IT solutions should be delivered quickly — we can’t afford to go off for five years to develop a capability.”
Hochmuth reports that Klimavicz draws from his previous experience at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, where he consolidated its email systems and introduced a big data partnership model as well as the NOAALink vehicle for strategic sourcing.