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May 26, 2015

Army Application Migration Business Office Moves Forward with Mission to Support Application and System Owners

By Product Director, Enterprise Computing


In support of the Army Data Center Consolidation Plan (ADCCP), Product Director, Enterprise Computing (PD EC) established the Army Application Migration Business Office to serve as the single point of contact for all Army enterprise system and application owners during migration to Department of Defense-approved enterprise facilities.

Established in June 2014, the Business Office provides both strategic and technical migration guidance, which includes enterprise facility capabilities and services offerings, to system and application owners.

The Office has developed a six-phase, 15-milestone process to guide system and application owners throughout migration. By leveraging this process, the Army Application Migration Business Office centrally tracks migration tasks, evaluates all migration options, and provides recommendations and guidance throughout migration activities.

Since its establishment, the Army Application Migration Business Office has assisted more than 250 systems and applications from roughly 40 commands with migration strategies and efforts.

“The PD EC Team has made significant strides in moving the mission and effort of ADCCP forward,” said Mr. Archie Mackie, Jr., product director for Enterprise Computing. “The Army Application Migration Business Office is yet another opportunity for this team to prove its worth and show its collaborative nature as we work with each Army organization’s application and system owners.”

The Business Office continues to make strides. The PD EC Team re-evaluates and updates its processes to adapt to emerging guidance as the Army determines the way forward for system and application migration. Forthcoming improvements to the Army application migration process include streamlined documentation and new, user-friendly tools to help application and system owners execute migrations more effectively and efficiently.

The Office evolves to meet new requirements, constantly refining its process.

“While some elements of the migration process are standardized, application and system owners are pleased to know that the Army Application Migration Business Office tailors each migration on a case-by-case basis,” said Mr. Mackie. “The Office analyzes the system or application’s compute resource and information assurance requirements, and other cost drivers prior to proceeding with migration planning.”

Any command that owns an Army enterprise system or application may contact the Army Application Migration Business Office for support:

By Email

  • Send an email to usarmy.belvoir.peo-eis.mbx.army-app-migration-office@mail.mil
  • Enter the Subject: “Application Migration”
  • Include your name, email, phone number, organization, command and (primary) application name
  • By Phone

  • Call 1-866-335-ARMY (2769)
  • Press 4 (Other)
  • State that you are requesting information about Application Migration
  • Provide your name, email, phone number, organization, command and (primary) application name
  • By Service Ticket

  • Submit a ticket to https://esd-crm.csd.disa.mil/app/ask
  • Enter your email address
  • Enter the Subject: “Application Migration”
  • In the Question field enter: your name, phone number, organization, command and (primary) application name
  • Choose the Product as “Application Migration” (Several request types will be displayed)
  • Select “Request for Information” then click OK
  • Click “Continue” to submit your request