Military has muddled its systems, general says

Military has muddled its systems, general says

By Dawn S. Onley

GCN Staff


JUNE 21—Army Lt. Gen. Joseph K. Kellogg Jr. sees too many hands stirring the interoperability pot.

Kellogg, speaking today at a breakfast sponsored by Federal Sources Inc. of McLean, Va., said there are 137 federal agencies and organizations with responsibility for information technology under Title 10 of the U.S. Code. The result, at least for the Defense Department and the military services, has been a slew of problems from incompatible systems, Kellogg said.

The intent of Title 10, Kellogg said, was to centralize IT throughout DOD so the services could share data and oversight. Title 10 was also supposed to eliminate duplicate IT efforts.

'It's a killer,' said Kellogg, the director of command, control, communications and computer systems for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. 'The current policy and oversight construction lacks enforcement and is too complicated to manage.'

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