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GREATER OMAHA CHAPTER CHAPTER - Mar 20, 2014
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General on JIE Challenges

In March, Brig. Gen. Brian T. Dravis, USAF, director, Joint Information Environment (JIE) Technical Synchronization Office, Defense Information Systems Agency, Ft. Meade, Maryland, spent some time discussing the JIE with the chapter. Gen. Dravis clarified upfront the JIE is not a program of record, so it makes for trying times. His office is trying to establish better information technology efficiency across the Defense Department. Gen. Dravis discussed the JIE consists of 22 core information data environments and some of the things being done to improve efficiency. He talked about their consolidation of data centers, how they are working toward network optimization and how they have consolidated network operation centers. Gen. Dravis talked further about establishing globally integrated operations for the Defense Department and how this is being tackled through regional increments. The general touched on the JIE management construct and how integrated product teams are utilized to help advance the concept. In concluding, Gen. Dravis clarified the services can manage how/what they retrieve from the JIE to help them manage their own information environments, which is a tremendous plus.

Event Photographs:

Col. Eric Bjurstrom, USAF (l), chapter president and commander, DISA Field Office at the U.S. Strategic Command, shakes hands with Brig. Gen. Brian T. Dravis, USAF, director, Joint Information Environment Technical Synchronization Office, Defense Information Systems Agency. Gen. Dravis receives a chapter coin for his presentation to the chapter in March.
Col. Eric Bjurstrom, USAF (l), chapter president and commander, DISA Field Office at the U.S. Strategic Command, shakes hands with Brig. Gen. Brian T. Dravis, USAF, director, Joint Information Environment Technical Synchronization Office, Defense Information Systems Agency. Gen. Dravis receives a chapter coin for his presentation to the chapter in March.
Gen. Dravis (l) shakes hands with Senior Airman Christopher Voss, USAF, lead Young AFCEAN, who received a JTSO coin at the chapterís March luncheon.
Gen. Dravis (l) shakes hands with Senior Airman Christopher Voss, USAF, lead Young AFCEAN, who received a JTSO coin at the chapterís March luncheon.
In March, Col. Bjurstrom (l) shakes hands with Danny Frisby-Griffin, program manager, GAP-CIE/ISPAN, Lockheed Martin. Frisby-Griffin received a chapter coin on behalf of Lockheed Martin for the companyís generous donation of $5,000 to boost the chapterís scholarship fund.
In March, Col. Bjurstrom (l) shakes hands with Danny Frisby-Griffin, program manager, GAP-CIE/ISPAN, Lockheed Martin. Frisby-Griffin received a chapter coin on behalf of Lockheed Martin for the companyís generous donation of $5,000 to boost the chapterís scholarship fund.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Gregory Campbell
402-232-8814

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