13 May 1998

Date:         Wed, 13 May 1998 12:25:02 -0400
From: DefenseLINK News <dlnews_sender@DTIC.MIL>
Subject:      DoD News Releases

= N  E  W  S      R  E  L  E  A  S  E
= WASHINGTON, D.C. 20301

No. 239-98
IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 13, 1998 (703)697-5737(public/industry)   

DoD Announces Reorganization of C3I Office 

The Department of Defense today announced the reorganization of 
its headquarters element overseeing command, control, communications 
and intelligence (C3I) functions.   

The new office structure will enable the Department to better address 
today's defense information and intelligence issues, such as information 
assurance, infrastructure protection, spectrum allocation, Year 2000 
computer conversion, and electronic commerce.  

It will also position the Department to achieve its goal of information 

In keeping with the objectives of the Defense Reform Initiative to 
streamline the office of the secretary of Defense, this newly structured 
office will assume responsibilities for several new functions including 
space-related matters, oversight of the Defense Airborne Reconnaissance 
program, and defense aspects of critical infrastructure protection.

The C3I office will be directed by an assistant secretary of Defense 
(C3I) who will also carry out the legislatively mandated functions of 
chief information officer for the Department of Defense.   

The ASD (C3I) will be supported by a principal deputy and four deputy 
assistant secretaries of Defense (C3I):

Deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Intelligence, supported by 
three directorates: Intelligence Policy; Intelligence Requirements and 
Program Assessment; and Support and Evaluation.

Deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Security and Information 
Operations, supported by five directorates: Information Assurance; 
Critical Infrastructure Protection; Security; Counterintelligence; 
and Information Operations Strategy and Integration.

Deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Command, Control, 
Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C3ISR) 
and Space Systems, supported by four directorates: Communication and 
C2 Battle Management; Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance 
Systems; Space; and Program Analysis and Integration.  

This office will also oversee space policy and allocation policy for 
DoD use of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Deputy chief information officer and deputy assistant secretary of 
Defense for CIO Policy and Implementation, supported by four directorates: 
Information Integration and Interoperability: Information Policy; 
Performance Assessment; and Year 2000.  

In addition, this office will oversee electronic commerce policy and 
enterprise network matters.

Arthur L. Money is currently overseeing the operation of the C3I 
organization in his capacity as senior civilian official for the office 
of the assistant secretary of Defense (C3I) and DoD chief information 

The following individuals will serve initially in an acting capacity 
in the new organization:

Linton Wells II, presently deputy under secretary of Defense (Policy 
Support), as acting principal deputy assistant secretary of Defense (C3I);

Cheryl Roby as acting deputy assistant secretary of Defense for 

Christopher Mellon as acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for 
Security and Information Operations;

Maj. Gen. Kenneth Israel, USAF, as acting deputy assistant secretary of 
defense for C3ISR and Space Systems; and

Marvin Langston, as acting deputy chief information officer (CIO and 
deputy assistant secretary of Defense for CIO Policy and Implementation.

This organization will report directly to the secretary and deputy 
secretary of Defense and will exercise oversight over six Defense 
agencies: the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Defense Information 
Systems Agency, the Defense Security Service, the National Imagery 
and Mapping Agency, the National Reconnaissance Office, and the 
National Security Agency.

The new organization is expected to be initially in place by June 1, 1998.


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