Information TechnologyInformation Technology (IT) is the use of computers and software to manage information. It’s the career discipline responsible for storing information, protecting information, processing the information, transmitting the information as necessary, and later retrieving information as necessary. In the DoD, IT is responsible for Information Operations (IO), Cybersecurity, Information Superiority, and Interoperability (Net-Centric Operations).

In the Department of Defense (DoD) today, the focus of IT has been on the implementing the DoD Information Enterprise (IE) organizing construct.  The construct consists of DoD information assets, processes, activities, and resources required and is envisioned to help the DoD move to trusted network-centric operations through the acquisition of services and systems that are secure, reliable, interoperable, and able to communicate across a universal IT infrastructure. From the construct the DoD is focused on three (3) topics:

  1. Global Information Grid (GIG)
  2. DoD Enterprise Architecture
  3. DoD Information Enterprise Architecture

Topics that need to be addressed by Information Technology include:

Defense Business System (DBS) A DBS is a information system, other than a national security system (NSS), operated by, for, or on behalf of DoD, including financial systems, mixed systems, financial feeder systems, and IT and Information Assurance (IA) infrastructure. DBS support business activities such as acquisition, financial management, logistics, strategic planning and budgeting, installations and environment, and human resource management.

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Updated: 7/20/2017

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