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US Navy to Promote Enterprise-Wide Approach to IT

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US Navy to Promote Enterprise-Wide Approach to IT

The U.S. Navy aims to implement an enterprise-wide approach to information technology services.

Navy Chief Information Officer Aaron Weis, a past POC speaker and 2021 Wash100 winner, and Acting Assistant Secretary of Research, Development and Acquisition Frederick Stefany said in a recently published memorandum that the move will enable employees to reuse IT services depending on use cases.

According to the memo, initial use cases being targeted by the Navy are those associated with identity, credential and access management; model based system engineering capabilities; cloud platform services; or data analytics services, Nextgov reported Wednesday.

Priorities will shift away from core IT services based on operational demands.

“The intent of enterprise IT services is to operate across more than one network, security domain, system, or organizational unit,” Weis and Stefany wrote.

The Navy leaders hope that the transition will help reduce waste, duplication and cyber risk, increase data availability and accelerate productivity and enable the service to keep pace with modern industry practices.

To kickstart the initiative, the chief technology officer of the Navy will establish a forum responsible for defining policy, roles and processes required for identification and adoption of enterprise IT services.

The forum is expected to identify a standard IT service management reference model for cybersecurity assessment and authorization, an IT-aligned taxonomy for products and near-term areas of focus.

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