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By owning, operating network, Marines set the table for the JIE

Brig. Gen. Kevin Nally, the Marines Corps CIO, said the service is updating its network hardware and collapsing five unclassified networks into one.
February 13, 2014

Thursday - 02/13/2014, 01:55pm EST
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5 tips for small businesses to get ahead in 2014

Experts offer advice to small firms at the AFCEA NOVA event Tuesday to prosper in the federal marketplace.

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 04:23am EST
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DISA's commercial cloud strategy remains a work in progress

The Defense Information Systems Agency says an eventual commercial cloud buy probably won't be bundled into a single contract vehicle, but in the meantime, DoD needs to work through challenges involving security, approval policy and network operations.

Wednesday - 01/22/2014, 04:30am EST
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DoD begins use of specialized cloud for big data analytics

The platform, called Acropolis, is initially being used only for network operations and cybersecurity data, but officials plan to expand it to help solve big data challenges around financial and acquisition information.

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 02:43pm EST
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On DoD: DARPA, DISA and ONR discuss the latest on mobile technology and security

Director of the Defense Research Projects Agency Director Arati Prabhakar says DARPA's budget wasn't decimated by sequestration, but it is being slowly eroded. The Office of Naval Research and the Marine Corps team up for technology demonstration. John Moniz, ONR program manager, says marines on the front lines can get real-time data using smartphones. At the recent AFCEA Mobile Symposium, Defense Information Systems Agency officials talk about mobile security possibilities.

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 03:04pm EST
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DoD tackles mobile device authentication through several pilots

As the Defense Department builds out a technology infrastructure that's designed to be the latest generation of commercial mobile devices into users' hands, it's still unsure how to meet a key security requirement: identity management systems that comply with the military's existing requirements for secure user authentication.

Monday - 11/25/2013, 04:04am EST
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DISA reassessing need for commercial cloud services

The Defense Information Systems Agency said it doesn't expect the demand to be as great as initially thought as it developed a contract worth $450 million.

Tuesday - 11/12/2013, 04:06pm EST

DISA DECCs swallow up two more data centers

Data center consolidation paving the way for JIE.

Friday - 11/01/2013, 02:50pm EDT

DISA streamlines acquisition process to deliver technology to the field

On this week's Agency of the Month show, Jennifer Carter from DISA discusses how her office is working to get the latest technology to war fighters as quickly as possible.

Thursday - 10/31/2013, 11:37am EDT
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How the JIE will solve DoD's IT problems

Brigadier General Brian Dravis, director of the Joint Information Environment Technical Synchronization Office, says he was skeptical of the JIE initiative at first but, after four months on the job, he's now very confident the department is getting it right.

Thursday - 10/24/2013, 12:24pm EDT
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Mobility key to military's future success

In this week's edition of Agency of the Month, John Hickey talks about bringing vendor-agnostic, commercial-off-the-shelf mobility solutions at all classification levels to the Department of Defense.

Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 10:14am EDT
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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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