After merger of three Pentagon IT organizations, the new Joint Service Provider declares full operational capability, becomes part of the Defense Information Systems Agency.
DoD now has a fully-functional Wi-Fi network throughout much of the building, something that was unimaginable to the Pentagon’s own IT experts as recently as a few years ago because of cybersecurity concerns.
The Joint Service Provider is creating massive savings, but still has roadblocks to get through.
DoD’s Joint Technical Synchronization Office is still working through thousands of comments from hundreds of engineers across the military, but the department is hoping to have a solid technical framework for the Joint Information Environment in place by the end of this year.
More than two years after the planning effort began, DoD’s push to converge thousands of disparate IT enclaves into a more coherent structure is beginning to bear fruit.