Data Center and Application Optimization (DCAO)


 

In November 2011, the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) was appointed by the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition (ASN RDA) as the execution agent and the technical authority for Navy Data Center Consolidation (DCC).  SPAWAR then established the DCAO office within its Fleet Readiness Directorate  (FRD) to manage the DCC effort of overseeing the consolidation process and sustainment of the transitioned systems.

Leadership

Duong Hang, Director, DCAO

Travis Methvin, Deputy Director, DCAO

 

Who We Are ...
 
In November 2011, the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) was appointed by the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition (ASN RDA) as the execution agent and the technical authority for Navy Data Center Consolidation (DCC).  SPAWAR then established the DCAO directorate within its Fleet Readiness Directorate  (FRD) to manage the DCC effort of overseeing the consolidation process and sustainment of the transitioned systems.   In July, 2015, DCAO was realigned to PEO EIS to support a more integrated Navy ashore IT service delivery.

What We Do ...
 
As the Navy’s designated execution agent for data center consolidation, the DCAO office oversees the transition and sustainment of applications and systems into secure and cost-effective hosting environments.  The DCAO directorate coordinates with stakeholders and approving authorities to ensure all systems meet rigorous information assurance requirements to protect the network.


Value to the Department of the Navy (DON) ...

  • Federal budget pressures have compelled military services and government agencies to transform business operations.  Data center consolidation (DCC) is one of the primary Navy IT efficiency initiatives and a key opportunity to realize cost savings.
  • The DCAO directorate pursues enterprise hosting opportunities via Navy Enterprise Data Center’s (NEDC) commercial cloud hosting, NMCI hosting, and other government hosting options. Hosting options promote alignment with DoD and Navy enterprise IT strategies and operational models.
  • By reducing the number of data centers and using more efficient technology such as virtualization, the Navy will decrease energy consumption and costs.
  • The DCAO publishes a catalog of hosting services and a common rate card so that system and application owners can clearly understand their service and pricing options.  The rate card standardizes data center costs across NEDC sites and provides system owners with more detailed cost information for each level of service.

SPAWAR
3/28/2017
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