Reinstatement of CIO board first step in honing DOD IT strategy
February 17, 2012
Quoted: Ashton B. Carter, on leave from the Belfer Center Board of Directors to serve as deputy secretary of defense
Topic: DOD IT strategy
“The Defense Department is sharpening its approach to department-wide IT by re-establishing its CIO executive board as a single ‘action-oriented forum to address enterprise-wide matters and solutions’ ranging from combat support to business systems, according to a new memo.
‘The goal of the board is to provide unified direction and leadership to effectively and efficiently manage and operate the [DOD] information enterprise,’ a memo dated Feb. 12 but released Feb. 17 noted. The memo, effective immediately, was issued by Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.”