DOJ CIO Joseph Klimavicz Talks Enterprise IT Efforts, Modernization Goals

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Joseph Klimavicz

Joseph Klimavicz, chief information officer and deputy assistant attorney general of the Department of Justice, has said that the department is working on various modernization efforts in line with the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract's objectives. Klimavicz said in an interview with Government Matters aired Sunday that updating DOJ’s internet and telecommunications capabilities would help the department virtualize its security architecture and reduce operational costs.

He added that the EIS contract would enable the department to reinvest in other modernization efforts, including transitioning data and applications to a cloud-based environment and deploying software-based networking.

“We really need more bandwidth, especially at our remote sites, and even at our core facilities to connect them together,” he said. “I think we’ll have more flexibility when it comes to security, new policies. In the end, we’ll be able to get to our cloud service providers and more flexible and build in the resiliency too.”

According to Klimavicz, DOJ has been working to increase the bandwidth capacity in 1,500 locations and optimize its cloud-based applications over the past two years. He added that his office aims to quicken the pace of modernization and close its data centers in less than five years as part of its cloud implementation strategy.

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