Defense CIO pleased with funding

Defense CIO pleased with funding

SAN DIEGO'The Defense Department's CIO said he is encouraged by support offered to the key programs of the Global Information Grid and how they have fared so far in fiscal 2006 budget talks.

Although the budget is not officially presented to Congress until Monday, Linton Wells II said programs that fared well include the Global Information Grid-Bandwidth Expansion program, Joint Tactical Radio System, Transformational Satellite, Net-Centric Enterprise Services, and GIG Information Assurance.

Wells addressed participants during a luncheon keynote speech this week at the AFCEA West 2005 conference, sponsored by AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute.

He said the department still needed to research schemas for better modulation to deal with radio spectrum allocation. He said the department also needed to make sure net-centric programs and systems are tied to a common data strategy where multiple applications can run off of the same data.

'We are going to be dependent on bandwidth for the foreseeable future,' Wells said. 'We need to research schemas.'

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