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Report: Terry Halvorsen to Retire as DoD CIO in February

Terry Halvorsen

Terry Halvorsen, chief information officer at the Defense Department since March 2015, will retire from government by Feb. 28, Federal News Radio reported Thursday.

Jared Serbu writes Halvorsen said that he expects DoD to continue the department’s  information technology policies and priorities in the next administration.

“Our dialogue with the transition team seems to indicate that the new administration thinks we’re on the right track, and the emphasis on mission effectiveness, getting more agile and relying more and more on commercial capabilities will continue,” Halvorsen told Federal News Radio.

He noted data center consolidation as among the projects DoD found difficult to accomplish.

DoD’s office inspector general found during an assessment that the department addressed only 18 percent of the Office of Management and Budget‘s established 40-percent consolidation target for federal data centers by the end o fiscal 2015, according to the station.

Halvorsen added that the implementation of the Joint Information Environment — a concept to consolidate, harmonize and secure military services and agencies’ IT footprints — cannot be tested because the information environment continues to change.

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