DISA and Army Achieve DoD Enterprise Email Milestone
The Defense Information Systems Agency and the Army announced today they have established accounts for 500,000 U.S. Army users of DoD Enterprise Email. This represents a major milestone towards transitioning all Army email users to the joint Defense enterprise service. Overall, approximately 520,000 people in the Department of Defense, including the Joint Staff, U.S. European Command, and DISA, have migrated to the enterprise service.
“This is an incredible milestone and one for which every member of the team can be proud,” said Michael Kreiger, Army deputy Chief Information Officer/G-6, in his recent blog post, thanking DISA, the Army’s Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM), and other partners. “When you consider that [another half million] Army Knowledge Online (AKO)-only users will be migrated in February 2013, we are well on our way to completing Army migration to DoD Enterprise Email by the end of March 2013,” he said.
"The DISA-Army partnership has been outstanding. The Army has been a dedicated partner in demonstrating the operational enhancements and efficiencies of DoD Enterprise Email," said Air Force Lt. Gen. Ronnie D. Hawkins Jr., DISA director.
According to the Enterprise Email Army Service Acquisition report submitted to Congress by the Army in February 2012, the Army expects to save nearly $380 million through fiscal year 2017 on this enterprise email effort.
“Working with our mission partners, DISA provides the enterprise-level capabilities and services to connect users from wherever information is produced to wherever it is consumed,” said Hawkins.
“Enterprise email lays the foundation for implementation of other enterprise services, and it brings us a step closer to a true Defense enterprise information infrastructure that enables warfighters to connect, identify themselves, discover and share information, and collaborate throughout the full spectrum of military operations,” Hawkins said.
DISA is also actively coordinating with several other DoD organizations to facilitate migration to DoD Enterprise Email.
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DISA, a Combat Support Agency, provides, operates, and assures command and control, information sharing capabilities, and a globally accessible enterprise information infrastructure in direct support to joint warfighters, National level leaders, and other mission and coalition partners across the full spectrum of operations.
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