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Terry Halvorsen: Consolidating Databases Could Save Pentagon Up to $20B

Terry Halvorsen
Terry Halvorsen

Terry Halvorsen, acting Defense Department chief information officer, estimates that the agency could save as much as $20 billion by merging its database systems into a single infrastructure, DoD News reported Tuesday.

Amaani Lyle writes Halvorsen told reporters Tuesday that DoD officials plan to look into legacy databases at the agency’s chief management and information offices with the goal of removing duplicate and unnecessary files.

“As we do those reviews, we’ll begin to isolate what is the best database … what has high value, what is accurate and [whether] its cost is good,” he added, according to the report.

“And we will start collapsing the other databases into the single database.”

Halvorsen noted that database modernization is a key element of the military’s Joint Information Environment framework for improving C4 governance.

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