Army publishes plans for thin-client computing

The Army's CIO/G-6 office recently released the second of five reference architectures -- this one on thin-client computing -- as part of a larger Army IT management reform. The RAs, which define standardized and interoperable IT solutions, are expected to contribute up to $1.5 billion in annual saving by the end of fiscal year 2015. 

The Thin/Zero Client Computing RA will be used by senior-level executives within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology to standardize thin-client devices. While version 1.0 will be limited to select CONUS bases, later releases will absorb the entire Army enterprise. 

As the year continues, the CIO/G-6 will publish the final three RAs: Unified Capabilities, Single Secured Architecture and Network Operations. The first RA for Identity, Credential and Access Management enables the Army to better identify human and nonhuman entities attempting to gain access to Army infrastructure and data.

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