Defense Dept. IT Reform Moves Forward

February 23, 2012
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The Department of Defense (DOD) has made information technology reform an important part of its agenda throughout the Obama administration, and efforts to overhaul the department are finally starting to bear fruit.

Within the last few months, the DOD formally shuttered the office of the assistant secretary of defense for networks and information integration (ASD/NII); released a new military-wide IT enterprise strategy and roadmap to the Web; and urged the military’s CIO executive board to be more active in its advice to DOD CIO Teri Takai.

Changes have been in store for DOD IT leadership since at least mid-2010, so they have been a long time coming. But the fact that changes are being made at all 18 months after first being proposed demonstrates that IT reform at the DOD is not a dead issue. Some of DOD’s reforms thus far have seemed to place a greater emphasis on the role of DOD CIO Teri Takai.

via InformationWeek, continued here.