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Deltek: Pentagon Puts IT at Center of Cost-Reduction Efforts

PentagonThe Defense Department is working to allocate its budget and focus on eight key information technology initiatives, the Washington Post reported Sunday.

Deniece Peterson, director of research at Deltek, writes DoD wants the IT programs to reduce costs in an environment of changing regulations, budgets and workforces..

Peterson highlighted areas such as the Joint Information Environment, cloud computing, cybersecurity, big data, mobility, business systems modernization, health IT and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and unmanned systems..

The military also wants to invest $15 billion in enterprise resource planning systems in preparation for audits in 2014 and 2017, the Post reports.

For more of Peterson’s insights and perspectives, click here to read her full piece.

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