Accession Number:

ADA522050

Title:

Diversifying the Department of Defense Network Enterprise with Linux

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

Historically, the United States and its closest allies have grown increasingly reliant on the technological evolution of automated systems. Those automated systems have provided continued efficiency, advancement and profitability to organizations around the globe. Despite the evolutionary advancements and corresponding economic strength associated with technological automation, the United States and its allies find themselves now globally tied to automation in a quest for daily existence. Due to our national reliance on these systems, the areas showing the most advancement also represent the greatest vulnerability if penetrated. Recognizing the strategic value to this global problem, this paper will set the stage to identify changes needed for our current client enterprise. The effective introduction of the Linux operating system at the client level will increase security, foster collaboration across all branches of government and decrease the fiscal tail of our current client-server solution.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE