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Terry Halvorsen: Navy Targets IT Cost Cuts With Cloud Computing, Data Center Consolidation

Terry Halvorsen
Terry Halvorsen

Terry HalvorsenNavy chief information officer, spoke at a recent event in Washington, D.C., about the department’s plans to manage information technology costs by moving to cloud computing and consolidating data centers, InformationWeek reported Tuesday.

In efforts to raise $1.3 billion in IT cost savings, public-facing, non-classified data will be migrated to a commercial cloud provider and the number of data centers will be reduced from 150 to 25, Henry Kenyon writes.

Halvorsen also noted plans to secure the data, eliminate obsolete and redundant applications, close old buildings and facilities and consequently manage labor costs.

Kenyon reports the Navy’s operational continuity plans are also set to differ between mission-critical and non-sensitive data, allowing the latter more leeway in recovery time.

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