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IT sharing at the center of the Intel community's second transformation

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
By Jason Miller
Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Oct. 10, 2012

The intelligence community is going through a second type of transformation. When Congress created the Office of the Director for National Intelligence, the initial goal focused improving information sharing across the 17 intelligence community members. Now, the move is to better share technology.

Al Tarasiuk, the chief information officer for ODNI and for the intelligence community, said the IC-IT Enterprise strategy is having a pretty significant impact on the community.

"It's the establishment of a shared platform not only just for enterprise IT or corporate IT stuff, but eventually it will evolve to handling mission workloads, business services workloads and all kinds of things," Tarasiuk said. "The big change is that agencies have their own IT systems and their own architectures and we connect those up through some interoperable capabilities. The shift now is from agencies having own to sharing and over time buying services from this shared platform."

The ODNI-led effort started in January and will have the first set of technologies and services ready by this spring.


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