Dave Wennergren, Defense Department Deputy CIO

Dave Wennergren
Deputy CIO, Defense Department

1. The promise of information sharing. The adoption of service-oriented solutions (SOA, Web services) and the use of Web 2.0 technologies will provide agencies with the ability to rapidly deliver new capabilities, make data discoverable and usable and radically improve information sharing and collaboration across organizational boundaries. In the Defense Department, we refer to this as creating an information advantage for our people and mission partners.

2. Cloud computing. The adoption of cloud computing - offering infrastructure, software and data as a service -- will improve the ability of employees to find the information and people they need to do their job, significantly reduce infrastructure costs, enhance the use of web services and improve the environment.

3. Secure information sharing. While information security threats continue to grow, we must recognize that proactive security solutions will help to ensure that we can securely share information. New security solutions will need to ensure the resilience and sustainability of the network, protect information and privacy, and ensure that users can, regardless of location, be able to securely access the information they need to do their job.

4. Cultural change. We must continue to demonstrate the benefits of sharing information through our priorities, policies, best practices, education and training.

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