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Author: CIO/G-6 Created: 12/22/2010 3:02 PM
CIO/G6 Leader Blog
By CIO/G-6   on 12/22/2014 4:35 PM
It’s the time of year to make our New Year’s resolutions. I can tell you two of mine right now: to memorize all the new acronyms the Army is throwing my way and to add some more green to my wardrobe. This is my first blog post as the Army’s Deputy Chief Information Officer. Up until this point, professionally I’ve been a Navy guy and an OSD-er so I owe a huge “thank you!” to the members of the CIO/G-6 team that helped me transition. Because of their professionalism, I was not surprised to learn that 2014 was an impressively busy and productive year for the organization.
By CIO/G-6   on 10/27/2014 2:14 PM
At the end of October I close a chapter in my public service life and begin a new journey with my wife Shirley.

I have loved being the Army Deputy CIO/G-6 or DCIO. I've enjoyed my six years immensely, and am proud of the Army's Network modernization accomplishments. The wonderful thing about being part of the Army IT team is that we have some really hard IT and network challenges to resolve. And I find that solving the hard problems is fun and very rewarding. I also get to work with the smartest and most dedicated and responsive Soldiers, airman, sailors, marines, Army and DoD Civilians, and support contractors in the world. I've said many times that I'd do this job for free, and I still feel that way.
By CIO/G-6   on 9/3/2014 9:00 AM
WASHINGTON (Sept. 3, 2014) -- October is Army Cybersecurity Awareness Month, our annual campaign to reenergize our focus on cybersecurity policies, practices and training that improve the Army’s overall readiness posture. I’m asked often if the awareness month is still useful given recent media attention of large data breaches and the year-round focus on cybersecurity. My answer from a leader’s perspective: Absolutely! Never underestimate the power of a little awareness. Six months ago, I didn’t know a single person who dumped a bucket of ice water on their head for any reason. Today the #ALSicebucketchallenge, started by a single person has raised millions and global awareness to combat a horrendous and relentless disease.
By CIO/G-6   on 1/3/2014 11:11 AM
WASHINGTON (Dec. 23, 2013) -- On Dec. 20, the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Army Maj. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as Chief Information Officer/G-6, Office of the Secretary of the Army, Wash., DC. He will begin his new assignment January 6, 2014. Ferrell is currently the Commanding General, Army Communications-Electronics Command and Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.



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