Defense Dept. CIO Needs More Authority, Board Says

January 23, 2012
FedCyber Wire, Personnel
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The Defense Department should give its CIO more responsibility to drive data center consolidation and the move to cloud computing throughout the military, a defense advisory board says in a new report.

Specifically, CIO Teri Takai needs a greater ability to say “no” and force compliance with Defense-wide initiatives, says the report by the Defense Business Board, which drew on interviews with top IT officials across the defense and national security community, as well as a number of companies in the private sector.

The recommendations are somewhat timely, as the DOD has recently been grappling with CIO duties. The department is working on a charter to clarify Takai’s role, and its recently released IT Enterprise Strategy and Roadmap has slightly refined her responsibilities.

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