Chief Information Officer

U.S. Department of Defense

Terry Halvorsen keynote address

The Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (Acting), Terry Halvorsen, gave a keynote address at the AFCEA International Symposium held at Baltimore, MD in June 2014. (courtesy of AFCEA)

Terry Halvorsen

Electromagnetic Spectrum Strategy (EMS)

The U.S. Department of Defense released a report of its Electromagnetic Spectrum Strategy (EMS) to increase available spectrum in order to meet growing demand from the commercial wireless industry while maintaining critical military capabilities.


Joint Information Environment (JIE)

DoD has under taken an ambitious effort to realign and restructure the construction, operation, and defense of its information technology (IT) networks and systems. The result will be a secure, JIE with shared IT infrastructure, enterprise services, and a single security architecture.

Joint Information Environment

Mobility Strategy

DoD has taken a leadership role in leveraging mobile device technology to improve information sharing, collaboration, and efficiencies. The DoD mobility strategy identifies information technology (IT) goals and objectives to capitalize on the full potential of mobile devices. It focuses on improving three areas critical to mobility: wireless infrastructure, mobile devices, and mobile applications.


View from the Front Office

Terry HalvorsenTerry Halvorsen (Acting)

"Information is our
greatest strategic asset."

Vision / Mission
DoDD 5144.02
CIO logo The JIE will enable a versatile, responsive and decisive Joint Force and will provide a critical advantage relative to our adversaries.
(Gen Martin E. Dempsey, USA; Chairman, JCS - JIE White Paper, 22 Jan 2013)
Best Practices

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Upcoming Events

7th Annual Joint Warfighter IT Day

September 4, 2014 at Sheraton Tysons Corner, Vienna, VA , the representative from DoD CIO is scheduled to participate this event.

This one-day conference provides the opportunity to hear from the Defense organizations engaged in vital combat IT and systems support to the warfighter. The program highlights Defense Agencies and Commands acquiring and providing information dominance services to the warfighter. Our speakers address missions, requirements, challenges, strategies and potential procurements that are of direct interest to the audience participants.

FedTalks 2014

November 6, 2014 at Andrew Mellon Auditorium, Washington, DC , Mr. Halvorsen, Acting DoD CIO is scheduled to participate this event.

The largest annual gathering of the top leaders in the tech and government IT communities across the country. Over 1,200 people will come together in Washington, D.C. for one day to discuss how technology and people can change government and their communities.