Information Technology Quick Win Is a Myth

Barrett, Danelle
December 2004
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Dec2004, Vol. 130 Issue 12, p75
Conference Proceeding
This article focuses on the integration of information technology in the U.S. Naval services. The Navy needs an enterprise architecture, a blueprint for naval networks across the service based on an open-standards, component approach, where pieces of the architecture can be swapped out as vendor-neutral solutions emerge. An acquisition process that relies on a two-year cycle to obtain funding, another year for design, and two or more years before the technology is available on ships means the Navy cannot integrate emerging technology quickly enough.


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