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Terry Halvorsen, chief information officer of the Defense Department, has committed 4 million seats in the department’s efforts to upgrade its information systems and devices to the Microsoft-built Windows 10 operating system. Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president for Windows and devices group at Microsoft, writes in a blog entry posted Wednesday that the move aims to help DoD […] More
The Defense Information Systems Agency has given provisional authorization to 23 commercial cloud service offerings for the hosting of Defense Department data at Impact Level 2, which covers noncontrolled unclassified information. DISA said Monday the offerings comply with the moderate baseline of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). “The granting of these provisional authorizations is an important […] More

Cloud service providers are investing in the development of technology platforms that could help the Department of Defense meet the needs of warfighters operating in tactical, distributed environments. “We have to create devices that can operate in those austere environments,” said Rick Wagner, president of Microsoft Federal for government customers and a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient.

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Samsung collaborates with U.S. military services to develop a fifth-generation wireless network technology as part of efforts to speed up connectivity and support line-of-sight communications, Defense Systems reported Thursday. The report said Samsung uses its pre-commercial wave system and equipment to aid ongoing development trials of the 5G technology. Terry Halvorsen, chief information officer and […] More
Microsoft will participate in a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program pilot for the high-impact baseline in efforts to receive a Provisional Authorization to Operate to support high-impact government data in the cloud. Microsoft Azure Government aims to obtain the FedRAMP High P-ATO from the federal Joint Advisory Board by the end of March, Microsoft Federal CTO Susie […] More
The Department of Navy is aiming to save 25 percent of its information technology budget within five years through enterprise deals with information technology  manufacturers. Terry Halvorsen, DoN chief information officer, told Federal News Radio the Navy wants to reach agreements with any of the 15 IT manufacturers it is currently negotiating with. Halvorsen estimated […] More
The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association is set to launch its 10th Annual Naval IT Day June 9. The conference showcases IT projects implemented across the Naval enterprise, with an emphasis on cybersecurity, cloud computing and virtualization. Sponsored in part by area contracting firms such as Cisco, CACI, Booz Allen Hamilton, HP, Juniper Networks […] More
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has selected cybersecurity expert Terry Halvorsen to serve as the department’s chief information officer, replacing Robert Carey. In his new role, Halvorsen heads the Office of the DON CIO and is the DON’s senior official and advises on issues related to information management, IT/cyberspace and information resources management. Halvorsen oversees the […] More
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