A timeline to manage services
- By Frank Tiboni
- May 31, 2004
Air Force officials have taken methodical steps in considering outsourcing back-office networks and digital imaging and printing equipment.
Fall 2001: Congress tells Air Force officials to study information technology outsourcing.
Summer 2002: Air Force officials submit a report to Congress analyzing available options and providing recommendations, including lessons learned from the Navy Marine Corps Intranet program.
Fall 2003: Officials announce plans to outsource routine IT equipment and operations at U.S. bases.
Spring 2004: Air Force officials consider turning over management of digital imaging and printing equipment to managed services providers.
Summer 2004: Air Force officials will decide whether to hire vendors to manage printers, copiers and fax machines. They will also complete a self-directed outsourcing study.
Source: Air Force