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DISA News

DISA navigates role as Pentagon's cloud provider

On this week's Agency of the Month show, David Bennett and Julie Mintz of DISA discuss providing cloud services for the Defense Department.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 10:08am EDT
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On DoD: Pentagon's JIE moves from planning to implementation

More than two years after the planning effort began, DoD's push to converge thousands of disparate IT enclaves into a more coherent structure is beginning to bear fruit.

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 04:41pm EDT
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Army gets the green light for major IT security reorganization

Congress approves a $175 million spending package that will let the Army move ahead with plans to consolidate 400 IT security watchtowers down to around a dozen. The cyber initiative is part of broader effort to move the entire DoD toward the Joint Information Environment.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 05:46am EDT
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Takai mandates entire DoD to migrate to enterprise email

Military services and agencies have 120 days to draft strategies for shutting down their own email systems and migrating to DISA's enterprise email offering. The DoD CIO ordered the move to begin no later than the first quarter of 2015.

Friday - 09/13/2013, 05:29am EDT
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DISA embraces new role as DoD's sole provider of big data centers

The Defense Information Systems Agency believes it can save the military services big bucks on data storage, processing and communications by becoming a one-stop-shop for IT in the continental U.S. Under a new Pentagon plan, it's the military's only provider for large data centers.

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 05:41am EDT
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Army, Air Force sign up for shared network architecture

The Army says it has more next-generation network capacity than it needs, and the Air Force has the opposite problem. A new agreement to share infrastructure will save the Air Force more than $1 billion.

Tuesday - 09/03/2013, 05:24am EDT

When life deals you furloughs make ... furloughade?

Two furloughed feds share how they turned the negative of an unpaid day off into a positive. One performed service projects for the community where he lives. The other launched a website to keep feds informed about sequestration and furloughs.

Friday - 08/16/2013, 02:44pm EDT
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DoD 'sprints' toward IT acquisition, accepts more risk

The director of the Defense Information Systems Agency says the agency will spend the next year focusing on a faster, more agile acquisition process to accelerate the way it delivers technology, rather than letting procurements drag on for years.

Thursday - 08/15/2013, 05:56am EDT
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DISA to overhaul DoD's voice, video, data services

The Defense Information Systems Agency will issue several contracts under a unified capabilities initiative to move virtually all of DoD's communications onto Internet Protocol-based networks, and to better integrate voice, video and data services.

Monday - 08/12/2013, 05:56am EDT
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As DoD builds its first mobile infrastructure, officials try to avoid past mistakes

Defense Department's decision to centralize management of mobile technology is borne out of painful lessons from regular old wired IT networks. Budget pressure, officials say, makes it easier to sell the concept of doing things once and sharing the results.

Friday - 08/09/2013, 06:11am EDT
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DISA collapsing wired networks, expanding wireless

Dave Bennett, the DISA chief information officer, is reducing the number of classified and unclassified networks to reduce costs and improve capabilities. At the same time, he's ready to expand the use of wireless capabilities across Fort Meade, Md.
August 8, 2013

Thursday - 08/08/2013, 10:51am EDT
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DISA putting pieces in place to become one-stop, cloud-services shop

The Defense Information Systems Agency is targeting the third or fourth quarter of 2014 for full operational capability of its cloud broker service. DoD components will use automated tools to choose cloud computing services from DoD, other agencies or private providers.

Wednesday - 07/03/2013, 06:40am EDT
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DoD awards contract for app store, mobile device management

The contract, worth up to $16 million, was awarded to Bethesda, Md.,-based Digital Management, Inc. The contract paves the way for the first phase of centralized management of a new generation of smartphones and tablets across the Defense Department.

Friday - 06/28/2013, 07:24pm EDT

Federal mobile apps lack standard security processes

DHS, DISA and GSA are heading down similar but different paths to ensure mobile apps are secure before being allowed on devices or networks. NIST is developing voluntary guidelines to improve mobile software security based on work done in other industry sectors.

Wednesday - 06/26/2013, 05:18am EDT
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DISA collapsing wired networks, expanding wireless

Dave Bennett, the DISA chief information officer, is reducing the number of classified and unclassified networks to reduce costs and improve capabilities. At the same time, he's ready to expand the use of wireless capabilities across Fort Meade, Md.
June 13, 2013

Thursday - 06/13/2013, 10:51am EDT
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Next-gen Apple devices cleared to join Defense IT networks

The Defense Information Security Agency has approved a security guide for iOS 6 making it the third mobile operating system to meet the requirements this month. The agency said it will award a mobile device management system in a few months.

Friday - 05/17/2013, 07:22pm EDT

DoD upends slow approval process for mobile devices

In the past, DoD's security review process took so long that devices were off the market by the time the Pentagon allowed them on government networks. This week, DoD approved a secure, commercial version of Android before its manufacturer even released it.

Thursday - 05/16/2013, 02:04pm EDT
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Fannie and Freddie, March Madness lobbying, & BRAC

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts discuss Fannie and Freddie underwriting practices, how much colleges and universities spend on lobbying, and how BRAC is changing the area around Fort Meade.
March 28, 2013

Thursday - 03/28/2013, 06:26pm EDT
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DoD puts 1 million users in its cloud email system

The Army expects to mostly finish the migration to enterprise email by the end of this month. The Air Force and the Navy begin pilot tests using the cloud applications.

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 06:01am EDT
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DoD's new plan promises speedy approval of commercial mobile devices

The Pentagon's commercial device implementation plan, made public Tuesday, aims at near-term implementation of a new generation of mobile devices such as iPhones, iPads and Android handhelds and tablets on both classified and unclassified networks.

Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 07:11am EST
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