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Gino Magnifico: Army Contracting Command’s Computer Net to Go Zero-Client

Gino-MagnificoGino Magnifico, chief information officer at the Army Contracting Command, has described the ACC’s plan to implement a zero-client architecture into its enterprsie, Federal News Radio reported Thursday.

Jason Miller writes the ACC wants to remove desktop computers from the tables of its employees and deploy applications that can run on mobile devices.

“It will help us in many different ways. From security to control of the applications themselves to establishing baselines will certainly help,” Magnifico told the station.

“One of the key areas a zero-client environment provides you is the ability to save a ton of money on your IT platform costs — your enterprise lifecycle management costs go way down,” he said.

The command also plans to transition to mobile computing and it is developing a new contract writing system with the U.S. Army, according to the report.

“In the past, we developed specific tools for deployable capabilities or satellite communications environments or deployed expeditionary capabilities. We want to move away from that,” Magnifico told Federal News Radio.

“We want to be able to use the same tools whether we are stateside, whether we are in a sustained operations location overseas or whether we are in an expeditionary environment,” he said.

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