Joint Information Environment

  • For Army, upgraded IT networks might mean fewer deployed soldiers

    The Army is revisiting its approach to mission command and leaning on improved IT networks as one way to make its forces more flexible.

  • Air Force evolves its cybersecurity as JIE comes into focus

    Air Force CIO Lt. Gen. Bill Bender said the service is baking in role-based authentication capabilities as part of its move to the MilCloud. He said the Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS) will help the Air Force move out of its AFNet architecture.

  • Army issues new policy to gain better control over enterprise apps

    Lt. Gen. Robert Ferrell, the Army’s CIO/G6, said the service now is requiring all enterprise software titles to be modernized, virtualized and migrated to an approved data center.

  • DoD finalizing tech specs for Joint Information Environment

    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.

  • Air Force wants its fingerprints on DoD’s Joint Information Environment

    The Air Force thinks it’s in a unique position with regard to the military’s difficult migration into a shared IT infrastructure. It just went through the same exercise internally and believes those lessons can shape the Defense Department’s Joint Information Environment.

  • Inside the DoD Reporter’s Notebook: NDAA takes shape, DoD’s budget plans under sequestration

    “Inside the DoD’s Reporter’s Notebook” is biweekly feature focused on news about the Defense Department and defense community as gathered by Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu.

  • Pentagon looks to build a bridge between military, intelligence IT consolidation efforts

    The Defense Department and the intelligence community are both in the process of collapsing their IT stovepipes into common sets of IT services. While the governing bodies that oversee these two parallel efforts do communicate with one another, they have different operating models and objectives. Now, leaders are looking to see how they can connect the Venn diagrams and save money, time and effort in the process.

  • Navy to finish moving IT network to NGEN contract by September

    After dealing with a bid protest, meeting the timeline will require the Navy and its prime vendor to move quickly. The new schedule accelerates the original transition schedule by several months.

  • DoD accelerates cybersecurity upgrade in Europe

    The Pentagon will complete the Joint Regional Security Stacks in the European theater by the end of this year, two years earlier than planned. DoD already has begun to construct this regional cyber approach in the U.S. as part of its Joint Information Environment program.

  • Army plots next steps toward data center consolidation

    The Army plans to release guidance by the end of March to transition vast repositories of data and processing capacity from Army-owned systems to joint DoD facilities by 2018. The service is on track to close 200 centers by 2015.