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CHIPS Articles: DISA Closes Defense Enterprise Computing Center in Huntsville, Alabama

DISA Closes Defense Enterprise Computing Center in Huntsville, Alabama
Closure expected to save the DoD $3.2 million annually
By DISA Public Affairs - July 14, 2014
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. – The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) closed the Defense Enterprise Computing Center (DECC) at Huntsville, Ala. on May 30.

The closure of DECC Huntsville is expected to save the DoD $3.2 million annually.

Realignment of the functions of the Huntsville DECC began March 24 and included the transfer of DoD Enterprise Email (DEE) to other DECCs.

All DECC personnel either continued federal service through realignment to other positions or elected to retire.

This action is part of the Federal Data Center Consolidation effort and enables the agency to consolidate and converge existing information technology infrastructure to gain fiscal and operational efficiencies across the enterprise.

DISA and the military departments are aggressively consolidating data centers and information technology infrastructure. This consolidation will establish a core computing infrastructure that provides assured and ubiquitous access to vital enterprise services and aggregates computing services and infrastructure requirements to gain economic efficiencies of scale.

It also supports the adoption of the Joint Information Environment (JIE), a major Department of Defense initiative to provide a consolidated, collaborative, and secure JIE that enables end-to-end information sharing and interdependent enterprise services across the department.

Through system analysis and standard DEE failover procedures, DISA validated its ability to maintain the highest level of service quality and support as the Huntsville DECC was decommissioned.

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