REVISION dated 15 July 2019
Army Regulation 25–1
Effective 15 August 2019
U.S. Department of Defense
What is it?
This regulation establishes policies and assigns responsibilities for information management (IM), data management, and Information Technology (IT), to include platform IT (PIT) and operational technology. It provides policy for the planning, budgeting, governance, acquisition, and management of Army IT, personnel, equipment, funds, IT resources and supporting infrastructure, and services. Army organizations must adhere to basic principles throughout the information resource management (IRM) process.
This regulation establishes policies and assigns responsibilities for information management and information technology. It applies to information technology contained in both business systems and national security systems (except as noted) developed for or purchased by the Department of Army. It addresses the management of information as an Army resource, the technology supporting information requirements, and the resources supporting information technology. This regulation implements Title 40, United States Code, Subtitle III (40 USC, Subtitle III); 44 USC, Chapters 35 and 36; 10 USC 2223 and 3014; and DODD 8000.01. It establishes the Army’s Chief Information Officer and the full scope of the Army Chief Information Officer’s responsibilities and management processes. These processes involve strategic planning, capital planning, business process analysis and improvement, assessment of proposed systems, and information resource management (including investment strategy).
This regulation applies to the Regular Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve unless otherwise stated. It also applies to platform Information/Technology/Industrial control systems; appropriated-funded morale, welfare, and recreation support systems; non-appropriated-funded morale, welfare, and recreation support systems; and to contractor-owned/contractor-operated systems operated on behalf of the Army. During mobilization, procedures in this publication can History.
Army IT is defined in simple terms as the capabilities and investments that provide the combination of hardware, software, and networks that generate readiness, enable mission command, and enhance lethality across all warfighting functions.
This combination includes the development, maintenance, sustainment, and security of all communications devices, networks, systems, and associated contracts, as well as personnel costs, throughout the Army in both the Operating and Generating Forces.
a. Army information is a strategic asset that must be protected and shared with authorized users in accordance with this
regulation, AR 25–2, AR 380–5 and AR 530–1.
b. Functional processes must be examined and streamlined to improve their effectiveness and reduce cost before investing in IT solutions to support and enable them.
c. All aspects of the Army network infrastructure including information systems (ISs), applications, wireless technologies, mobile communications, and platforms will be planned, designed, developed, architected, configured, acquired, managed, operated, and protected in accordance with this regulation and AR 25–2.
d. This regulation applies to IT contained in mission-command systems; intelligence systems (except as noted); weapon
systems (except as noted); business systems; and, when identified, National Security Systems (NSS) developed or pur-
chased by the DA. This regulation does not apply directly to information systems acquired under the National Intelligence Program (NIP), the Military Intelligence Program (MIP), or to the operational support of intelligence and electronic warfare systems operating in a stand-alone configuration where inclusion of integrated support would not be efficient or effective.