James Garrett is the operations chief for the DoD Public Web program at the Defense Media Activity. He is responsible for all technical operations supporting more than 750 of DoD’s most visible public websites. James and teammates engage in a broad range of information technology tactical and management functions enabling DOD’s public affairs community to thrive.
Background on DoD’s public web mission:
The mission of the DOD Public Web (DoDPW) program is to provide a DoD enterprise-level cloud service consisting of Web hosting using a consolidated content management system to provide information sharing and economies of scale for the Department of Defense.
Currently, the DoDPW program supports the flagship websites for DoD (www.defense.gov), the U.S. Air Force (www.af.mil), the U.S. Navy (www.navy.mil), the U.S. Marine Corps (www.marines.mil), the Army Corps of Engineers (www.usace.army.mil), The Joint Chiefs of Staff (www.jcs.mil), and over 700 military and DoD websites.
Services provided include Web development, Web design, system engineering, network operations, security, training, migration support, web analytics, email marketing and helpdesk services for publicly-accessible websites and social media blogs. This program supports the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (DoD CIO) initiative for enterprise services to greatly reduce unnecessary spending for custom development of web presences across the Department of Defense and the Military Services.