The agency has laid groundwork for a private cloud and guided the Army e-mail migration in 2011.
Open-market technology and pressures on defense spending force changes in tactical combat communications.
Processes such as tagging and standards make it simpler to merge geospatial images, maps and related data.
The military has multiple strategies for reducing the size, weight and power of warfighter communications equipment.
Evaluation tests will vet new systems slated to re-equip Army units before redeployment.
The Defense Information Services Agency's road to enterprise services begins with consolidation of the Defense Department's disparate e-mail systems that hinder net-centric operations and cross-organizational collaboration.
The portal would be replaced with an enterprise e-mail program, according to an internal Army document.
Spurred by the Army's smart-phone plans, scores of sophisticated mobile apps, many designed for use in battlefield conditions, have arrived in recent months.