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Author: CIO/G-6 Created: 12/22/2010 3:02 PM
CIO/G6 Leader Blog
By CIO/G-6   on 4/28/2011 10:04 AM

I was thrilled when I learned I was selected to be the Senior Enlisted Adviser to the CIO/G-6. These first two months have proven to be as exciting and rewarding as I anticipated. I’ve particularly enjoyed the time spent with past and present Signal Corps senior officers and non-commissioned officers discussing the state of the regiment. 

This blog discusses my focus areas while serving as the Senior Enlisted Adviser to the CIO/G-6.

By CIO/G-6   on 4/6/2011 1:05 PM

Krieger portraitOn March 31st and April 1st, I had the distinct pleasure of discussing how we are implementing our vision for the network with past and present Signal senior leaders at the 2011 Signal General Officer and Senior Executive Summit.

Here’s an abbreviated version of what I said about Enterprise Email.  The BLUF is we’ve had some challenges but remain on track to migrate the rest of the Army by the end of year. And most importantly, feedback from users on enterprise email has been overwhelmingly positive.
As of April 1, approximately 2,300 users have been migrated to the DISA-provided email service.  Per the plan, they include personnel from CIO/G-6, NETCOM/9th Sig Command SC(A), 7th Signal Command, and the Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM). The new CIO/G-6, LTG Lawrence, and her Senior Enlisted Advisor, Sergeant Major McCrary have been on enterprise email since their arrival. All across the Signal/IT Community, our leaders continue to be completely committed to the cause. This is a good thing because we’ve had to work through a number of challenges. 
By CIO/G-6   on 1/26/2011 1:49 PM

Krieger portraitArmy Enterprise Email migration will soon be underway as the final testing nears completion.   The migration for CIO/G-6 and headquarters elements at NETCOM and RDECOM is now scheduled to begin Feb. 15.   CIO/G-6, DISA, NETCOM and 7th Signal Command leaders advised adjusting the scheduled start date to reduce the operational impact of the migration. We remain on target for achieving our overall goal to complete migration by Dec 31, 2011.

We have completed the Outlook Web Access test with no significant issues. NETCOM also recently hosted a week-long training session for the S6, G6 and NEC personnel who will lead the migration in the field. 
The bottom line is we will move forward with Enterprise Email only when we are confident it is ready. I encourage you to post comments and to follow the latest Enterprise Email information available at https://www.us.army.mil/suite/page/646647.
- Mike Krieger
By CIO/G-6   on 1/5/2011 12:34 PM

Krieger portrait

Happy New Year! 2011 will be significant and dynamic for Army IT leaders and users around the world. The Army is leading the change in how our fighting force—and ultimately all of DoD—receive and send information. 

This year, Army email users will migrate to a Microsoft 2010 Enterprise Exchange managed email service—hosted by the Defense Information Systems Agency. Instead of obtaining email from local email servers at each installation, the Army will use email services from the DoD private cloud.  The Army is the first service to migrate to Enterprise Email as part of a larger DoD effort. The goal is to improve capabilities and security, while simultaneously reducing costs.  

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