Office of Secretary of Defense


Auroros supported the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration (ASD(NII)) regarding DoD NetCentric Enterprise Services (NCES) and a user/customer oriented portfolio management strategy. In particular, NCES provides the services foundation for the entire DoD (Enterprise Messaging, Enterprise Service Management (ESM), Service Discovery, Service Security).

ASD(NII) provided management and oversight of all DoD information technology, including national security systems. The ASD(NII) also served as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the United States Department of Defense (DoD), a position distinct from the ASD and governed by the Clinger-Cohen Act.

The ASD(NII)/DoD CIO was the principal staff assistant and advisor to the Secretary of Defense and Deputy Secretary of Defense on networks and network-centric policies and concepts; command, control and communications (C3); non-intelligence space matters; enterprise-wide integration of DoD information matters; Information Technology (IT), including National Security Systems (NSS); information resources management (IRM); spectrum management; network operations; information systems; information assurance (IA); positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) policy, including airspace and military-air-traffic control activities; sensitive information integration; contingency support and migration planning; and related matters.

The ASD(NII)/DoD CIO had responsibilities for integrating information and related activities and services across the Department of Defense. The ASD(NII)/DoD CIO also served as the DoD Enterprise-level strategist and business adviser from the information, IT, and IRM perspective; Information and IT architect for the DoD enterprise; and, DoD-wide IT and IRM executive. In August 2010, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced that the position of ASD(NII) would be absorbed into the DoD CIO office.

Auroros supported ASD(NII)/DoD CIO in the updating of policy and processes, and provided a principal author for the rewriting of the DOD CIO Executive Board charter, adjudicating comments from key stakeholders, revising the charter document, and negotiating changes as required. This charter provides the mechanism for unified governance across the DoD CIO community and related stakeholders.


Auroros supported the Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) Joint Requirements Integration Oversight Office (JR&IO) regarding DoD wide integration of Human Resources systems, architecture, and transformation / transition. In this role, Auroros provided support for overall portfolio Management (PfM) of the entire DoD Human Resources systems and process portfolio.

The JR&IO supports Business Process Reengineering (BPR) for functional areas under the purview of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness). The major goals are to solve operational problems, eliminate or reduce data collection burdens, conserve resources, improve delivery of services, and enhance readiness. The program supports the entire life-cycle of military personnel, including recruiting and accession, training and education, assignment and allocation, quality of life and sustainment, support to dependents, and separation and retirement. This support goes beyond their years of service. The program also focuses on interfaces with other agencies such as Veterans Affairs, the American Red Cross, and the National Personnel Records Center. The Joint Integration Group, chaired by the Director, JR&IO, consists of senior representation from all Service components and relevant OSD offices, and provides a forum for Service participation and coordination.