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Author: CIO/G-6 Created: 12/22/2010 3:02 PM
CIO/G6 Leader Blog
By CIO/G-6   on 1/5/2012 2:27 PM

On December 31, 2011 President Obama signed the FY 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). As you know, the law contains language that affects the Army’s migration to Enterprise Email. Here’s what we expect to happen over the next several months as a result.

The NDAA requires the Secretary of the Army to designate Enterprise Email a formal acquisition program with the Army Acquisition Executive as the milestone decision authority. In addition, the Secretary must submit a report to the congressional defense committees regarding program specifics, including requirements, an analysis of alternatives and expected costs and savings.

The Army may not expend any FY12 funds on migration to Enterprise Email until 30 days after the required report is delivered to Congress. However, the NDAA permits sustainment and maintenance of already migrated accounts and the day-to-day provisioning of new mailboxes/accounts in organizations that have completed migration.

By CIO/G-6   on 11/10/2011 10:32 AM

This Friday, November 11, we celebrate Veterans Day, a national holiday to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. Whenever and wherever the nation has called -- in times of darkness and danger as well as in times of peace and prosperity -- America's veterans have been there.

The tradition of setting a day aside to remember the veterans of America dates back to the First World War; a costly and bitter war. Ninety-two years ago, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Germany signed the Armistice slowing the hostilities of WWI and declaring that the "war to end all wars" was officially over.

By CIO/G-6   on 11/1/2011 10:27 AM

October was the biggest month yet for Enterprise Email and the best is yet to come. The 76,000 migrations in October bring the Army total to nearly 200K users, or 20% of our planned migration to the DISA hosted Email service. Over 22,000 of these users also carry Blackberries. Migrations are going very smoothly as we continue to leverage the lessons learned and improve procedures developed during the pause taken earlier this year. I'm pleased to say the feedback continues to be mostly positive as more people experience the benefits of EE. Consider this note I received earlier in the month from Colonel Chuck Ames while in Southwest Asia. He highlights the convenience of having a single identity on the network.

By CIO/G-6   on 10/17/2011 8:27 AM

Everywhere I travel, Soldiers and Industry alike are interested in when a new technology might be available for use on the Army Network. Tablets are no exception and I am happy to report the Army continues to expand its work in this area. Currently, there are several tablet devices available on the Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS) catalogue [chess.army.mil] that units and organizations can evaluate and purchase if appropriate. Each has achieved the baseline requirements in security, environmental protection and Trade Act Agreement to be integrated and managed using our existing capability.

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