John Zangardi, acting chief information officer at the Defense Department, has said one of his priorities at DoD is to advance the transition to Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system as the department works to implement a defense enterprise office platform, Federal News Radio reported Friday.
“The objective is to be done and in our networks by the end of this calendar year,” Zangardi said Tuesday at the Adobe Digital Government Symposium.
Meredith Somers writes DEOS seeks to integrate voice, email, video and content management platforms as well as communication tools into a single unified client.
Zangardi noted that his cybersecurity priorities at DoD include efforts to maximize capability and lethality, reduce the cyber attack surface, understand the department’s information technology infrastructure and build up efficiency and effectiveness.
He said the need to drive efficiency seeks to facilitate the deployment of military capabilities to warfighters as well as “free up dollars that can be put into the procurement of planes, or ships or tanks or bullets.”
Zangardi also offered updates on the final request for proposals for the Unified Capabilities contract, plans to revise the cybersecurity scorecard and modernization of the Defense Travel System, the report added.