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Air Force Headquarters Adopts DoD Enterprise Email Service

Air Force Headquarters has completed the transition to Department of Defense (DoD) Enterprise Email (DEE) — the department’s secure, cloud-based email solution.

Approximately 7,800 unclassified email accounts and an additional 1,300 mobile devices were transitioned from Air Force-managed email accounts to DEE over the course of 60 days.

These users are among the first in the Air Force to comply with DoD Chief Information Officer Teri Takai’s mandate for all military components to start migrating to DEE no later than the first quarter of 2015.

“DoD Enterprise Email is a core service of the Joint Information Environment. As the Air Force adopts a Defense Information Systems Agency–managed enterprise capability, we better align with joint warfighter needs and can apply greater focus on our core mission areas, rather than operating and maintaining an email infrastructure,” said Lt Gen Michael Basla, Air Force chief of information dominance and chief information officer.

DEE currently supports more than 1.6 million users, including the Army, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, U.S. Southern Command, U.S. European Command, U.S. Africa Command, and more than 20 other DoD entities. The system is scalable to support 4.5 million users.

End user benefits of the service include access to a Global Address List, which contains the professional contact information for every Common Access Card holder in the DoD; the ability to share calendars across organizations; and secure access email via the Web.

“As more and more organizations embrace DEE, the department sees even greater operational and financial efficiencies,” said Kate Felts, DISA’s DEE program manager.

DISA will continue to partner with the Air Force, transitioning an estimated 150,000 classified email accounts to DEE over the next several months.

For additional information, visit the DEE page on



Posted February 6, 2014