Halvorsen touts thin client for Navy NIPRNET users

August 25, 2011
FedCyber Wire, Technology
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via Fierce Government IT

Department of Navy computer users who primarily use software office applications are prime candidates for thin- or zero- client computing, DON Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen said during an Aug. 23 press availability.

Halvorsen has advocated as a cost-saving measure a shift away from computers fully loaded with memory, storage and software–the personal computer model in near total hegemony for the last three decades–in favor of low-powered machines that access applications through a network connection and have minimal local capabilities. Halvorsen has said the Navy and Marine Corps must reduce spending on information technology business system by 25 percent over the next 5 years.

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