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DISA to help military shift toward asia, increase cybersecurity

DISA laid out its vision in a new five-year strategy. It said it will work with the U.S. Cyber Command to build up the Pentagon's cyber defenses.

Wednesday - 09/05/2012, 08:57am EDT

DoD email migration setting stage for future enterprise systems

This week the Army exceeded 500,000 users on its enterprise email network. The migration of potentially 3.7 million users to the network should be completed by March 2013. The Defense Department's move to a single, cloud-based system run by the Defense Information Systems Agency sets the stage for other enterprise-wide systems, said John Hale, DISA's chief of enterprise applications, in an interview with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu and Jason Miller.

Tuesday - 08/21/2012, 02:11pm EDT
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DoD IG finds audits at DISA fall short of government standards

A review of audit practices at the military's IT agency finds significant deficiencies in meeting governmentwide "yellow book" auditing standards. DISA agreed with the inspector general's findings and laid out four steps toward improvement.

Monday - 08/13/2012, 05:39am EDT

New strategy establishes DoD-wide enterprise cloud environment

The Defense Department has laid out an ambitious cloud computing strategy that includes building up and transitioning to an DoD-wide enterprise cloud environment as well leveraging a broad range of commercial services. DoD Chief Information Officer Teri Takai released the four-step strategy Wednesday. The strategy includes steps for winnowing down the number of data centers to a few "core" elements as well as phasing out dedicated infrastructures in favor of shareable, virtualized ones.

Wednesday - 07/11/2012, 09:58pm EDT

DoD leaders advocate plug-and-play IT buying

Defense leaders say the Pentagon should skip buying IT for some major systems until contractors finish production. Many big projects take years to complete, meaning the technology inside becomes outdated by project completion.

Wednesday - 07/11/2012, 06:36pm EDT
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GSA, DISA face protests of billion dollar awards

CWTSatoTravel objected to the $1.4 billion E- Travel award going to Concur Technologies. SAIC protested DISA's $4.6 billion award for the Global Information Grid management services to Lockheed Martin. Both protestors are the incumbent contractors.

Monday - 06/25/2012, 03:24pm EDT
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Lockheed lands big Defense IT contract

Lockheed Martin, the federal government's largest contractor landed up to $1.9 billion worth of work Friday in a deal to operate Defense Department networks across the globe.

Monday - 06/18/2012, 04:11pm EDT

Secure Cloud Computing-"Progress & Best Practices"

May 22nd at 12pm

Program will discuss Key Initiatives Around "Cloud Computing" in Government, Key Benefits Associated with Cloud Computing, Barriers or Contraints to still overcome, How to Address Security Concerns in a Cloud Computing Strategy, Private vs Public Clouds, A Future Vision for the next 1-2 Years in Cloud Computing

Tuesday - 05/08/2012, 12:11pm EDT
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DISA envisions unified global communications network

DISA has released a request for information that says the single network would replace three existing ones. By 2020, it says the wired and wireless network would provide bandwidth on demand where none is available now.

Monday - 05/07/2012, 09:27am EDT

Agencies feel strain of balancing mobility, security

The Army and DISA will release a broad agency announcement this summer seeking third party software to secure smartphones and tablet computers. The Marine Corps is looking at host of different possibilities to secure mobile devices, including a process to verify the software code in apps.

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 05:18am EDT
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New DISA procurement official named

Douglas Packard has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service for the Defense Department and will serve as the no. 2 official for procurement at the Defense Information Systems Agency.

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 08:09pm EDT

DoD experts weigh in on the way out of budget squeeze

In a world of shrinking budgets, federal agencies are constantly looking to improve performance. No one is dealing with that more right now than the Department of Defense. But the DoD, with its inherent emphasis on mission and metrics, is also poised to adapt to this new climate better than anyone else. On the Federal Drive, several DoD experts weighed in on balancing performance and resources.

Friday - 04/06/2012, 03:24pm EDT
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Secure app store, more mobile devices coming to DoD

The Defense Department says it's fast-tracking the construction of an infrastructure that will support future mobile devices in the military. A network that can securely support Apple and Android devices should be fully up and running by next year, while a secure app store will be online within a couple months.

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 05:12am EDT
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DISA data centers to play host to VA-DoD health records system

The Veterans Affairs Department announced in January plans to to move electronic health records under its Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) to data centers managed by the Defense Information System Agency. VA Chief Information Officer Roger Baker said it the co-location of systems on DISA's servers was a 'logical move.'

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 08:56pm EST
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DISA shuts down Internet access for Pentagon employees

The Defense Information Systems Agency shut down Internet access and BlackBerry service for Pentagon employees Thursday morning.

Friday - 03/02/2012, 08:36am EST

Enterprise email forcing broader changes for the Army

The Army and DISA are using more disciplined processes to implement technology upgrades. Email-in-the-cloud also is giving the Army better a firmer cyber posture, and it opens the door for a host of emerging technologies because of better identity management.

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 05:15am EST
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DISA seeks unity from services in enterprise IT

Tony Montemarano, the director of strategic planning and information at DISA, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss DISA's efforts in enterprise IT.

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 06:01pm EST
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DISA using cloud to further cyber defenses

The Defense Information Systems Agency created a Defense-wide directory of email addresses in support of their enterprise email system. But the real value in the listing of every military and civilian employee, contractor and retiree email address may be in securing information in a new way through the use of access based identity management. NIST is testing how to best use secure identity cards in the cloud.

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 05:21am EST
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Cyber attack on DISA shows benefits of cloud

When the DISA cloud was hit with e-mail bringing in malware, cyber officials quickly squashed it.

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 01:52pm EST

DISA pushes efficiency, security virtues of DoD private cloud

DoD dollars are coming down, and cyber threats are rising. The Defense Information Systems Agency says the enterprise services it's trying to build for the entire military are one answer to both problems.

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 05:24am EST
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