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    March, 2017

    Enterprise Approach to Collaboration and Productivity Services

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Defense faces a future that is increasingly dynamic, connected and global. We can no longer afford the stove-piped organizationally-specific requirements of the past. By exploiting the power of the modern enterprise, the Department is modernizing its IT infrastructure ...
    March, 2017

    Joint Information Environment – Progressing from Concept to a Modernized and Optimized IT Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The vision for the Joint Information Environment (JIE) is a comprehensive Department-wide IT modernization effort and organizing concept that is designed to simultaneously: ...
    March, 2017

    Dr. John Zangardi Assumes Duties as Acting DoD CIO; Tom Michelli Joins as Acting PD CIO

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Dr. John Zangardi assumed the duties of Acting Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (DoD CIO) on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017, after serving as Principal Deputy DoD CIO since October 2nd of last year. ...
    February, 2017

    DoD CIO Terry Halvorsen Retires as DoD CIO

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Tuesday, February 28th, Terry Halvorsen, Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (DoD CIO), retired after more than 36 years of government service. “It’s been a distinct honor and privilege to lead the DoD CIO team,” said Halvorsen. “We’ve experienced many challenges, and we made major progress on many priorities.” ....
    January, 2017

    DoD CIO Terry Halvorsen Discusses DoD IT Way Forward

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Mr. Halvorsen is the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense for Information Management/Information Technology and Information Assurance as well as non-intelligence space systems; critical satellite communications, navigation, and timing programs; spectrum; and telecommunications.  ...
    January 10, 2017

    Update on DoD Mobile Technologies

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Mobile technologies are integral to the Department of Defense (DoD) future information technology (IT) environment, in which data is more quickly transformed into actionable information. DoD has embraced a range of commercial mobile solutions for its users, and deploys the most recent generation of mobile devices from all of the major vendors...

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Internet of Things (IoT)

IoT Document This paper provides background and policy recommendations to address vulnerabilities (and take advantage of opportunities) related to the increasingly pervasive and semi-autonomous internet-capable devices that make up what is known as the Internet of Things (IoT). Due to high utility, low cost and ease of deployment, the IoT is proliferating rapidly as both stand-alone devices, and embedded sensors and controls in nearly every type of electronic device, from household appliances to aircraft.
At the same time, IoT introduces vulnerabilities and concerns to the operation and security of networks and information, including those of the Department of Defense (DoD). IoT is already upon us, with millions of these devices already installed in our facilities, vehicles, and medical devices. The newest DoD green buildings have tens of thousands of sensors. The growth of internet-connected medical devices has been similarly exploding. IoT devices have the potential to be incorporated in our weapons and intelligence systems (both intentionally and unintentionally). Due to the sheer number of IoT devices and their limited processing power for running firewalls and anti-malware, the issue of their security vulnerabilities is quantitatively and qualitatively different than vulnerabilities previously associated with mobile devices and industrial control systems; as such, we are overdue in implementing associated policy and controls. Given the security and sensitivity of DoD missions, we need to act now to address DoD interests and identify additional steps that must be taken. Insights gained should be shared with the commercial world.  Read more


December 21, 2016, DoD Crowdsourcing Effort Produces Innovative Operational Approaches (read more)

December 1, 2016, DoD CIO Awardees Excel in Cyber, IT (read more)

October 11, 2016, DoD Spectrum Team Receives National Intelligence Meritorious Award (read more)

March 22, 2016, CIO Priorities Include Cybersecurity, Innovation, Retaining IT Workforce (read more)

December 2, 2015, Carter Talks Innovation, Attracting New Talent to DoD (read more)

December 1, 2015, DoD CIO Award Honors Excellance in Cyber, IT (read more)

November 2, 2015, DISA Director Highlights Need for Resilient Infrastructure (read more)

September 18, 2015,, "Cybersecurity Demands Culture Change, DoD Official Says," (read more)

June 8, 2015,, "DoD, IT Industry Program Achieves Mutual Benefits" (read more)

April 10, 2015,, "Commercial IT Fuels DoD Information Environment, Official Says,"(read more)

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