Terry Halvorsen

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Navy embraces virtualization in the data center and for end points

Two memos released by the Navy Department chief information officer in short succession show the department edging away from the dedicated machine model that's dominated computing for the past 4 decades. In a July 29  memo  (.pdf), DON CIO Terry Halvorsen says all Navy and Marine Corps servers should be virtualized by the end of fiscal 2017.

DISA says commercial cloud computing middleman function at IOC

The Defense Information Systems Agency  announced  April 16 it has achieved initial operational capacity as the commercial cloud computing middleman for the Defense Department--despite its acknowledgment that it has yet to fully approve for DoD use any FedRAMP-authorized commercial cloud service providers.

Navy official emphasizes quality, not quantity in data center consolidation

The Navy Department has closed between five and seven data centers so far as part of its effort to reduce its total down to 25 or below by 2017, departmental Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen told reporters Nov. 26. That the department has closed so far only 5 percent or less of the data centers it needs to doesn't mean that progress hasn't been made, Halvorsen said.

Audio: Terry Halvorsen on DoN CIO money-saving efforts

Navy Department Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen spoke with reporters Nov. 26 about efforts the department is making in data center consolidation, adopting new mobile devices, reducing expenditures on printing, and others

Halvorsen: DoN policy will aim to curb customization

A forthcoming policy from the Department of Navy will discourage the customization of information technology systems, said (.pdf) DoN Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen.

Halvorsen: Acquisition regulations aren't the problem

"A lot of times we say the acquisition process is the problem, but when we get through it I find there's more flexibility in it than I know, but we don't ask the right questions--'we' being the government and 'we' being industry," said Halvorsen.  

Audio: DON CIO Terry Halvorsen on IT acquisition

Much of Halvorsen's address focused on changes to information technology acquisition at DON. Halvorsen noted that the department needs to make its IT systems less specialized and needs to begin leveraging more holistic solutions through the use of enterprise service license agreements, when they're available.  

Halvorsen: Put on a tether

Tethering is preferable to air cards, says Navy Department Terry Halvorsen in a March 13 memo (.pdf) released publically on March 21. Recent analysis has shown the department could save

Audio: Terry Halvorsen on DON IT spending

Department of Navy Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen spoke with reporters on Aug. 23 about his efforts to reduce spending in Navy and Marine Corps information technology. Halvorsen has said

Halvorsen touts thin client for Navy NIPRNET users

Department of Navy computer users who primarily use software office applications are prime candidates for thin- or zero- client computing, DON Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen said during an