DOD seeks to mesh IT for logistics and operations

'Blurring the lines' isn't something the Defense Department normally aspires to do, but it was part of the theme at a conference in McLean, Va., last month.

The conference, 'Transforming Government,' included the subtitle, 'Blurring the lines between logistics and operations,' focused on innovation and network-centric operations in the military's mission. It was presented by DOD's Office of Force Transformation, the Association for Enterprise Integration and the General Services Administration's Office of Governmentwide Policy.

Jeff Gaynor, special assistant for homeland security on the DOD Office of the Secretary, talks about infrastructure assurance.

Gregory Giddens, deputy program executive officer for the Coast Guard's Integrated Deepwater project, discusses new acquisition processes.

Rear Adm. David Brewer, commander of the Navy's Military Sealift Command, talks about innovations in ocean shipping.

British Navy Cmdr. Mike Bullock, left, chats with Marvin Barnes of the Joint Forces Command.


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