Federal 100: Jonathan Underly

Jonathan Underly
Highly Qualified Expert
Business Transformation Agency
Defense Department

After the demise of the $1 billion Defense Integrated Military Human Resources System, Jonathan Underly was charged with creating a replacement. In the process, he helped transform the way DOD does business.

In a departure from traditional DOD operations, Underly based the new Human Resources Enterprise Information Web on service-oriented architecture and open technologies — at a fraction of the cost of DIMHRS. The approach has exceeded federal milestones and spurred a new DOD policy that business IT systems must be delivered within 18 months.

“Underly’s efforts…will ripple throughout DOD and well into the federal IT community,” said Dennis Wisnosky, chief technology officer and chief architect at DOD’s Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer. “The agile approach to development demonstrated by HR EIW will become the norm for enterprise business information projects.”

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About the Author

Amber Corrin is a former staff writer for FCW and Defense Systems.

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