DON to Further Transform Business IT Processes Through Application Rationalization

Published, September 21, 2012

The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer and Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy/Deputy Chief Management Officer recently released the policy memo, "Achieving Measurable Efficiencies Through Data Center Consolidation, System, and Application Rationalization Guidance." This memo provides details on the steps the DON must take to achieve budget savings through application rationalization while ensuring mission needs are met. The scope of the memo includes shore-based applications, networks, and systems classified as Mission Assurance Category II and III, and DON data centers.

Currently, DON IT management processes do not enable adequate transparency across all four Department of Defense mission areas, therefore, new processes will be implemented to improve service delivery, cost transparency, and enable substantive system and application rationalization processes.

Required actions stipulated for this effort include: enterprise information infrastructure management, application and system rationalization, network registration, ongoing portfolio management, evaluation and reporting, and governance.

View the memo.

TAGS: DCC, Efficiencies