Title 10 falls short, Lt. Gen. Kellogg says

Title 10 falls short, Lt. Gen. Kellogg says

Army Lt. Gen. Joseph K. Kellogg Jr. says too many hands are stirring the interoperability pot.

Joseph K. Kellogg
Kellogg spoke recently during a breakfast sponsored by Federal Sources Inc. of McLean, Va. He said 137 federal organizations and agencies are responsible for information technology under Title 10 of the U.S. Code.

The result, at least for the military, has been a slew of problems because of incompatible systems, said Kellogg, the director of command, control, communications and computer systems for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Title 10's intent, Kellogg said, was to centralize IT throughout the Defense Department so the services could share data and oversight. Title 10 also was supposed to eliminate duplicative IT efforts.

'It's a killer,' he said. 'The current policy and oversight construction lacks enforcement and is too complicated to manage.'

'D.S. Onley

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