DISA Reassessing NCES Net-Centric I.T. Program
Speaking to attendees of the 2005 Army Directors of Information Management/Army Knowledge Management conference, new director of the Defense Information Systems Agency, Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles Croom reportedly said he will re-examine the Net-Centric Enterprise Services (NCES) program. Calling the $10 billion initiative “the only transformational program DISA has,” Croom said he’s “not convinced [its components] are described appropriately.” Federal Computing Weekly has more.
In addition to messaging, NCES includes application, collaboration, discovery, mediation, security, storage, user assistance and enterprise systems management. The core, common IT services is intended to create a communications infrastructure allowing warfighters and analysts to more easily access and use U.S. military and intelligence networks by customizing searches and sharing data.