via Federal Computer Week
New Defense Department CIO Teri Takai has called for partnership and maximizing technology as DOD continues to transform into a 21st century military force with emerging cyber capabilities.
“Technology is at the forefront of [Defense Secretary Robert Gates’] mind and the minds of other executives at DOD,” Takai said Jan. 19 at a reception held by TechAmerica. “This is an important backdrop for the things we’re doing.” The event was Takai’s first public appearance since becoming CIO.
She said IT must be part of broader DOD efforts to restrain spending and increase efficiencies, and also said her office would be focusing on cybersecurity, including partnering with the new U.S Cyber Command.