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Robert Ferrell Details Army’s IT Modernization Plan, Seeks Collaboration with Tech Vendors

Robert Ferrell
Robert Ferrell

Lt. Gen. Robert Ferrell, chief information officer at the U.S. Army, has unveiled an information technology strategy that seeks to accelerate the military service’s adoption of modern computing and security platforms, FCW reported Wednesday.

Sean Lyngaas writes Ferrell outlined the Army Network Campaign Plan at a forum hosted Wednesday by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s Northern Virginia Chapter.

The Army’s IT modernization goals are to align signal capabilities with missions, increase network capacity and visibility, bolster cyber defense and implement voice over Internet protocol and data consolidation systems.

Ferrell has also called for industry’s help to manage distributed cloud nodes and mobile tools at the branch.

He noted the Army plans to release a new cloud computing framework in March and is preparing a blanket purchase agreement document for the procurement of commercial cloud services, according to FCW.

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