Terry Halvorsen, the Pentagon’s acting chief information officer, has said the department is working to build a protected and shared global network through the Joint Information Environment program, DoD News reported Wednesday.
Nick Simeone writes that Halvorsen discussed the agency’s JIE goals in a keynote speech Wednesday at the MeriTalk-hosted Federal Forum.
“We hope to have an environment of networks where we have encrypted security [and] better mission effectiveness, coupled with business efficiency,” he told event audience.
“It will probably be the largest modernization effort we have ever undertaken inside the Defense Department,” he added, according to DoD News.
He noted the integrated system will be designed to help the U.S. government exchange data with coalition allies securely, according to Simeone’s article.