DISA seeks unity from services in enterprise IT

Tuesday - 1/31/2012, 6:01pm EST

Tony Montemarano, director of strategic planning and information, DISA

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A 21st-century information network for the Defense Department is among the top priorities for 2012 at the Defense Information Systems Agency.

DISA has been making the case that the enterprise IT the agency provides are cost-effective and more secure. Continuing to develop and provide secure enterprise IT is the No. 1 focus for the agency, DISA officials said a recent conference.

Tony Montemarano, the director of strategic planning and information at DISA, is one of the agency leaders heading the effort to get the network running as it should.

He joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss how DISA will do it. Montemarano explained what it will take to get the Pentagon's various IT decision makers to work better together and to actually adopt DISA's solutions.

"If I had one wish, I would have the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and DISA unite-not physically-but in their approaches to IT," he said at a recent industry conference. "I wish we could have one IT infrastructure instead of five or seven."

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