U.S. ARMY CREATING NETCOM TO TRANSFORM INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM) was created through the Headquarters Department of the Army (HQDA) Realignment. NETCOM supports the Army’s Knowledge Management Strategic Plan to transform the Army into a network-centric, knowledge-based force. It is intended to provide the best possible “infostructure” to support the Army’s war-fighting missions.
The creation of NETCOM will help the Army achieve a significant increase in operational effectiveness and lower the overall cost of ownership for providing information services across the Army. Inherent in this mission is the development and execution of enterprise-level Information Technology (IT) processes and services for the Army. This includes everything from how the Army manages desktop computers to how it purchases and executes IT contracts to the way it engineers, installs, operates, manages and defends networks on a global basis.
Attending the launch were, Lt. Gen. Peter M. Cuviello, the Army’s Chief Information Officer/G-6 (CIO/G-6), Maj. Gen. John Scott, Chief Integration Officer (CXO) for the CIO/G-6 and Maj. Gen. James C. Hylton, commander-designate of NETCOM.
As the Army’s CIO/G-6, Lt. Gen. Cuviello’s duties include serving as the principal adviser to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Army and other Army leaders on all matters related to command, control, communications and computers and information management (C4/IM), managing and overseeing the Army-wide implementation of Clinger-Cohen Act-mandated functions, and providing guidance and direction for the Transformation of the Army into a network-centric, knowledge-based enterprise and force.
Maj. Gen. Scott’s duties include incorporating vision, strategic planning and elements of quality management into the full range of the organization’s functions; encouraging creative thinking and innovation; and designing and implementing new, cutting-edge programs/processes.
Maj. Gen. Hylton currently serves as the commanding general of the Army Signal Command, which will be NETCOM’s core organization. Hylton will be the commanding general of NETCOM, greatly expanding his enterprise responsibilities and missions worldwide.