The US military doesn’t know how many websites it runs

The Department of Defense is not sure how many websites it runs. Stars and Stripes reports that at an event last month, US Army Colonel Paul Haverstick, the interim director of the Means of Defense Activity in Fort Meade, Maryland, said that the number of websites that The Pentagon operates "indefinitely." "

The activity of the defense media is the multimedia reach operation of the US Army. UU., Which covers the publication of official media, such as Army News Air Force News Marines News and Navy News and education in communications for military and civilians. It also provides hosting and web development for the Department of Defense.

But there seems to be no official account of all the websites for which he is responsible. The DMA website says that it is compatible with "more than 740 military and DoD websites," but Haverstick says it estimates that the DMA is responsible for "between 2,000 and 5,000" websites. These websites include the main sites for the different military branches, even blogs and sites for individual units. The service does not manage everything for the Department of Defense: some websites are hosted in public places.

Stars and Stripes notes that the WFD has faced budget cuts along with the rest of the Pentagon in recent years, and that "the agency is seeking to focus its mission and may seek to discharge responsibility for the infrastructure of the DOD public website ". "To do that, you will have to take stock of what is responsible to properly assess how to move forward.

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