Patrick Flanders has been thinking a lot about IT modernization.

Flanders, CIO of the Defense Health Agency, is gearing up to consolidate control over the Pentagon's sprawling network of treatment centers, in the process centralizing a far-flung set of IT operations that raise a host of security and device-management considerations.

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"As we grow and take over management and administration of these networks and these facilities, cyber really is at the top of my list for priorities," Flanders said during a recent panel discussion hosted by Federal News Radio.

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