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CHIPS Articles: Army Realigns Chief Information Officer Positions

Army Realigns Chief Information Officer Positions
By U.S. Army - June 15, 2020
WASHINGTON - The Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff of the Army announced the realignment of the Chief Information Officer/G-6 position in the Headquarters of the Department of the Army. The current position, known as the “CIO/G-6,” will be organized into two new positions: the CIO and the Deputy Chief of Staff of the G-6 no later than Aug. 31, 2020.

The CIO will be the principal advisor to the Secretary on information resource management, information technology, and their effects on warfighting capabilities. To accomplish these functions, the CIO will be the information policy creator.

The DCS G-6 will be the principal military advisor to the Secretary and the CSA on network communication issues and their effects on warfighting capabilities, and will be responsible for implementing the CIO’s policies.

Army Cyber Command will be responsible for executing the policies and providing direction to Network Command as the actual executor.

The Army views data as a strategic asset and this separation of functions will better focus the responsibilities, policies and programs necessary to enable the Army to transition from the Industrial Age to the Information Age.

Moving forward, a series of actions will establish these new positions for initial operating capability by August 31, 2020. To the greatest extent possible, these objectives will be accomplished using the assets within the existing force structure.

For more information, visit:
Army Futures Command
Army Research Lab
Army News Service
Army Cyber Center of Excellence
Army Cyber Institute

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