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Air Force Executive Board to Oversee IT Investments

The U.S. Air Force has created a new executive board to oversee the branch’s information technology investments as the Air Force seeks to build up its IT talent roster, Defense News reported Tuesday. Lt. Gen. Michael Basla, the branch’s chief information officer will lead the board as it works to …

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DISA Consolidates Data Centers, IT Systems

The Defense Information Systems Agency has moved to consolidate its data centers and information technology infrastructures as part of efforts to reduce operational costs. DISA moved the operations of its data centers in Dayton, Ohio and Chambersburg, Pa. into the Defense Enterprise Computing Centers on Oct. 1, the agency said …

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Google’s Jim Young: Army Needs Cyber Defense Review

Google’s Army account executive has urged the military to review its cybersecurity strategies to combat the ever-changing nature of attacks on information technology networks and infrastructure, Fedscoop reported Thursday. Dan Verton writes Jim Young told an audience at this week’s Association of the United States Army annual conference in Washington that …

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DoD to Formulate Cloud Email System Migration Plans

The Defense Department is asking its component agencies and services to lay the groundwork for migrating to an enterprise email platform meant to help DoD centralize its service, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jared Serbu writes a memo from  Teri Takai, DoD chief information officer, allocated 120 days for all agency components …

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DISA Develops Commercial Cloud Criteria

The Defense Information Systems Agency has developed a process for gathering and assessing cloud computing requirements and formed criteria to evaluate cloud services against contract requirements. DISA reached the initial operating capability phase nearly 10 months after Teri Takai, Defense Department chief information officer, designated DISA as the Pentagon’s official …

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Teri Takai, Keith Alexander Highlight Defense Cyber Initiatives

Teri Takai, Defense Department chief information officer, and Army Gen. Keith Alexander, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency, both testified before lawmakers Wednesday on new approaches to information technology and cybersecurity. American Forces Press Service reports the House Armed Services subcommittee on intelligence, emerging …

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