ExecutiveGov unveiled a number of timely and important news items this week geared toward the government and government contracting executive.
Two vital stories the website published included news about the U.S. Army moving its email to the cloud and operating costs for the F-35 being estimated at $857 billion.
The Army has changed its email service to a cloud computing infrastructure and aims to save $380 million in costs by 2017.
It’s been a learning experience for all of us, the Army, the Defense Information Systems Agency, Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, or NETCOM, the Defense Manpower Data Center, industry, and other IT professionals.”
The service branch is expecting to save $76 million this year as a result of the cloud change.
More than 1.5 million users from different Army organizations that include civilian agencies and contractors migrated to the new email service.
The U.S. government estimates the costs of operating and maintaining the F-35 jet at $857 billion, 20 percent less than previous figures that exceeded $1 trillion.
The program evaluation office estimates F-35B’s cost per flying hour to be more than $41,000.
The plane’s operating costs are expected to be cut by $12.3 billion over the next 50 years.
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