The CIO Council’s Application Rationalization Playbook provides a six-step approach for how agencies can more efficiently manage their IT portfolios and decide whether to keep software in house or take it to the cloud.
John Hale, DISA’s chief of cloud services, said the analysis is helping DISA prepare its MilCloud 2.0 for more business.
Michelle Jacobs, the director of DLA’s hosting office, said the agency is using commercial cloud services to host more than 60 percent of its applications and wants to move toward a software-as-a-service model.
DISA is leading many of the reform and efficiency initiatives mandated by former Defense Secretary James Mattis particularly around technology modernization and enterprise services.
Army CIO Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford said moving to a hybrid cloud is part of how the service is reducing data centers and making data accessible.
Wayne Jones, the chief information officer at the NNSA, said he is taking a hybrid approach to modernizing systems and applications.
The Pentagon’s chief information officer’s office spearheaded the development of the ITSA tool as part of its data center consolidation effort.
The Air Force needs to cut the number of applications it has on its network.
Sonny Hashmi, acting CIO at GSA, said his goal is to have at least half of all employees using VDI in 2014 and 75 percent by the end of 2015. VDI, along with application rationalization and other initiatives, is part of how GSA is looking to reduce IT spending further. April 3, 2014
As the Navy scours its IT systems to determine exactly what it owns, it’s discovered it operates double the data centers and tens of thousands of servers and applications more than it previously thought. The findings come more than a decade after the Navy implemented its Navy-Marine Corps Intranet, which was supposed to reduce the number of disparate systems run by the agency and eliminate stovepipes. All told, Navy’s IT budget could be as much as $4 billion more than it initially thought.