This group is for anyone who works for, is involved in, or is interested in the vast DoD umbrella.
Interested in discounts for DoD workers? Check out GovLoop’s Government Discounts.
Joint Information Environment
December 1, 2012 at 9:20 pm #173921
AMAZING what getting out of the loop will do for your knowledge base….
From DOD News
Official Describes Joint Information Environment
By Claudette Roulo
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2012 – The Defense Department is working to improve its ability to share information, not just between the services, but also with its industry partners and other government agencies, the Pentagon’s deputy chief information officer for information enterprise said Sept. 28.
The planned Joint Information Environment is a central piece of the information-sharing solution, Dave DeVries said.
“If you think about it, everything we do is about sharing information, whether it be information about a known threat out there or how the forces are arrayed and how they’re … performing.”
Information is meaningless unless it is delivered into the hands of those who need it. And because there are so many separate networks, information sharing isn’t as efficient as it could be, he said.
The Joint Information Environment will take all of those separate networks and collect them into a shared architecture, DeVries said, noting that he expects full capability to be realized between 2016 and 2020.
To understand the significance of the Joint Information Environment, it’s important to understand DOD’s mission, DeVries said.
“Ultimately, it is to fight and win the nation’s wars, but also to maintain the peace, [and] that involves sharing information,” he said. “In order to do that more efficiently and effectively, we’ve got to change how we procure and lash together our information technologies so we can enable better and more secure information sharing.”
DOD is working together with industry to procure and configure information technologies in a more secure fashion, DeVries said.
When it’s complete, he added, the Joint Information Environment will enable every user to get onto an approved device, anywhere they are — at home, at work or on the move — and get the information they need in a secure, reliable fashion.
December 1, 2012 at 9:22 pm #173923
More Information and SOME Commentary from DarkReading:
DoD’s Bold Initiative: Secure The User, Not The Device
Joint Information Environment effort under way to improve its ability to share information between the services, industry partners, and other government agencies
Not all great ideas come out of the private sector. Occasionally some originate in the public sector. Or, as the following example shows, some are by-products based on partnerships between both.
The U.S. Department of Defense is planning the Joint Information Environment — effectively a meaningful way to improve its ability to share information between the services, industry partners, and other government agencies. The Joint Information Environment will take all of those separate networks and collect them into a shared architecture.
As a Pentagon spokesman put it, information is meaningless unless it is delivered into the hands of those who need it. And because there are so many separate networks, information sharing isn’t as efficient as it could be.
When it’s complete, the Joint Information Environment will enable every user to get onto an approved device, from anywhere — at home, at work, or on the move — and get the information they need in a secure, reliable fashion.
The services will continue to support their own networks under the aegis of the Defense Information Systems Agency. The Joint Information Environment will eliminate redundancies in those networks, however. For example, instead of operating a parallel Army-only network for Army units that are stationed at a predominantly Air Force joint base, the Air Force will operate a single shared network for all personnel assigned to the base.
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.