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Author: CIO/G-6 Created: 12/22/2010 3:02 PM
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By CIO/G-6   on 3/20/2012 4:19 PM

I’m pleased to announce that on Monday the Army resumed migrations to the DoD Enterprise Email (EE) managed service. Recall that on Dec. 31, 2011, the Army suspended migrations to address requirements from Congress in the FY12 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

The Army EE report was delivered to Congress on Feb. 16, 2012. The Secretary of the Army certified that the Army's acquisition approach is in the best technical and financial interests of the Army, and provides for the maximum amount of competition possible. The Army’s acquisition of DoD EE services is now a formal acquisition program. For those of you who follow acquisition policy, EE is a Services Category II acquisition, and not a system acquisition. PEO EIS assumed the program management role and assigned a new Program Director.

By CIO/G-6   on 2/17/2012 4:17 PM

I want to provide a brief update on the Army's migration to DoD Enterprise Email. You may recall from my January 5th post that the FY12 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) required the Army to pause its migration to DoD Enterprise Email until several questions were answered by the Secretary of the Army.

On Tue, Feb. 14, the Secretary of the Army certified that the Army's acquisition approach is in the best technical and financial interests of the Army, and provides for the maximum amount of competition possible. The acquisition of DoD Enterprise Email services by the Army was designated a formal acquisition program on January 25, 2012.

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.




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