In Other News: White House to Take on Military Spouse Employment Concerns; IT Agency to Close St. Louis Data Center

In Other News: White House to Take on Military Spouse Employment Concerns; IT Agency to Close St. Louis Data Center

The White House plans to develop a military spouse working group aimed at addressing military spouse employment issues, Jennifer Korn, deputy director for the White House Office of Public Liaison, told a group of military spouses Thursday. “We’re going to be doing a national conference call with different organizations … we’re going to start building out a coalition of military spouses at the White House,” Korn said, reported Military.com. … The Defense Information Systems Agency will shutter a data center in St. Louis and eliminate or realign 140 civilian positions as part of a streamlining initiative launched last year to reduce the agency’s physical footprint and consolidate far-flung computing centers. The agency also plans to place data centers in San Antonio, Europe and Bahrain on “lights dim” status, reducing staffing at those locations over the next 30 months. Although the agency has been targeted by House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), the moves are considered part of its normal business operations, reports Defense Systems.

Air Force photo by Mauricio Campino

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