Navy to review IT infrastructure

By Aidan Quigley / December 14, 2020 at 11:49 AM

The Navy has launched an effort to review the service’s information technology infrastructure to ensure it is fully utilizing its over $4 billion annual IT budget.

In a Dec. 9 memo, senior Navy and Marine Corps officials wrote the review would help the services better understand their IT inventory, bring better accountability and execution to the IT budget and identify key cyber terrain.

“The purpose of the review is to identify potential courses of action to improve the value produced by the substantial annual IT spend in order to reinvest in IT priorities and return funds to the broader DON, both in the near term and in POM-23,” the memo said.

The results of the review will inform future naval IT decisions, the memo said.

The memo was signed by Aaron Weiss, the Navy’s chief information officer; acting Navy Comptroller Alaleh Jenkins; Hondo Geurts, the Navy’s acquisition executive; Adm. William Lescher, the vice chief of naval operations and Gen. Gary Thomas, the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps.