Army HQ changes affect IT
- By Dan Caterinicchia, Dan Caterinicchia
- Dec 18, 2001
Army Secretary Thomas White announced details of the Army headquarters'
reorganization plans, including measures that will affect the management
of information technology systems.
Speaking at a Pentagon press conference Dec. 18, White said the chief
information officer's office would establish the Network Enterprise Technology
Command (NETCOM) to provide management for the Army's information technology
NETCOM will be made up of personnel from the Army Signal Command and
other organizations and functions yet to be determined, White said, adding
that it will give the Army better control over its vast infrastructure.
NETCOM will establish regional CIO offices that will coordinate with
centralized installation management to oversee command, control, communications
and computers (C4) for each region.
This realignment parallels the recent assignment of C4 and IT funding
oversight to the CIO Advisory Board [see "Army HQ changes affect IT buys"].
White also announced that the Army's deputy chief of staff for logistics
will become the G-4 and will give advice on sustainability to the assistant
secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology. The G-4
is charged with streamlining the organization and reconfiguring the Logistics
All of the Army headquarters' reorganization initiatives are planned
for completion by September 2002, White said.