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DISA News

Joint Chiefs seeking cybersecurity help

Request for information covers maintenance of all joint staff networks and applications, and ensuring the network is secure through risk management mitigation, network vulnerability analysis and security auditing.

Thursday - 01/05/2012, 07:20am EST

Congress throws up roadblock to Army enterprise email

House and Senate negotiators who hammered out an agreement for the 2012 defense authorization bill added language that puts the brakes on the Army's transition to an enterprise email effort. The language adds several requirements the Army and DoD must meet before moving forward with the project.

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 03:28pm EST

DoD wants improved information sharing

DISA wants improve its enterprise information visibility for the department's 15,000 unclassified networks by creating an Enterprise Information Web. The semantic Web will allow data to be more easily shared and reused across the department.

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 04:47pm EST

Leadership from the top, well-trained workforce are key to DoD audits, experts say

The Pentagon faces an uphill climb in getting ready for an audit of its consolidated financial statements by 2017, outside experts said Thursday. Nonetheless, the goal is achievable if the push is sustained by future secretaries of Defense.

Friday - 11/18/2011, 10:54am EST
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DISA website back up after five-day outage

The Defense Information Systems Agency's website had been offline since Saturday. Agency officials blamed a hardware problem.

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 02:46pm EST

DoD learns important lesson in developing coalition network

NATO and its members say a network they constructed to tie together the national networks of the various militaries operating in Afghanistan is a success story — except for the fact that the network took eight years to get up and running. But U.S. Defense officials said they have a better understanding for future coalition operations for how best to build such a network.

Monday - 11/14/2011, 05:03am EST

DISA headquarters earns LEED Gold

The complex in Ft. Meade, Md., received the second-highest environmental building certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Tuesday - 11/01/2011, 05:28pm EDT

Hawkins nominated to be new DISA director

Maj. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins Jr., Hawkins, who currently serves as deputy director for command, control, communications and computer systems for the Joint Staff, will take over for current DISA director Lt. Gen. Carroll Pollett.

Monday - 10/31/2011, 07:39am EDT

DoD to bring services under its IT strategy umbrella

Military services and agencies, alike, are under pressure from senior defense officials to find savings from IT Rob Carey, DoD's deputy CIO said at the annual Executive Leadership Conference. In the coming weeks, Defense CIO Teri Takai will issue a memo detailing a new strategy for bringing existing consolidation and standardization efforts together. The budget pressures have helped push the department out in front of emerging cyber and mobile technologies.

Tuesday - 10/25/2011, 05:33am EDT

Storage Efficiency

"Data volumes are exploding. Budgets are shrinking. Join this discussion and learn how federal agencies are storing more, yet spending less on storage. If you need to cut your IT budget, doesn't it make sense to start with one of your biggest line items? Tune in as our panelists present real examples that show how agencies are containing large volumes while capturing savings—with storage that's faster, easier to manage, and more secure. Find out the keys to storage efficiency: buying less hardware, eliminating redundant data, streamlining backup/recovery, avoiding network or bandwidth upgrades, and reducing everyday operating costs."

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 12:30pm EDT
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Army strengthens access rules for secret network

The Army has begun moving users of DoD's secret IP network to a more secure, two-factor PKI authentication system. It's one of several measures the service says it's taking to better use trusted identities on DoD networks.

Wednesday - 08/24/2011, 08:01am EDT
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DISA tackles big IT vision with shrinking budget

The Defense Information Systems Agency is holding its annual conference in Baltimore this week. Enterprise technologies and standardization are key themes. DISA has told its public and private sector partners that it intends to do all of the above, even in a climate in which budgetary resources are declining.

Thursday - 08/18/2011, 10:28am EDT
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Army cloud email a 'pathfinder' to enterprise services

The Army resumed its migration of users to its new cloud email system on Tuesday. Other enterprise services will follow behind it, including an enterprise version of Microsoft Sharepoint, which will mostly displace the Army Knowledge Online web portal, officials said.

Wednesday - 08/17/2011, 06:00am EDT
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DISA takes lead in virtualization efforts

DISA is working on a follow-on contract to the current deal that includes virtualization services the follow-on is expected to be awarded in 2014.

Tuesday - 08/16/2011, 06:08pm EDT

After pause, Army prepares for 'gangbusters' enterprise email transition

The Army will begin lifting its finger off of the pause button for enterprise email within the next few days, the service's chief information officer said.

Wednesday - 08/10/2011, 05:29am EDT
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Contracting at GSA's Integrated Technology Service

Host Roger Waldron will talk government contracting with Mary Davie, assistant commissioner for the Integrated Technology Service at GSA's Federal Acquistion Service.
August 2, 2011(Encore presentation August 16, 2011)

Tuesday - 08/02/2011, 08:50pm EDT
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Securing smartphones for the war zone

Making DoD's smart phones smarter and safer. Hear from John Herrema, Senior Vice President of corporate strategy at Good Technology

Thursday - 07/28/2011, 06:05pm EDT
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DoD presses ahead on secure smartphones

Android devices are next up in DoD's effort to get off-the-shelf smartphones up to snuff with the Pentagon's security needs. Also, the Army looks for a better way to do two-factor authentication on mobile devices.

Monday - 07/18/2011, 07:03am EDT
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DISA cloud contract for all of DoD?

A single Defense department cloud email system might be in the works. Learn more in today's DoD report

Tuesday - 07/12/2011, 11:24am EDT

DoD decides not to move DISA to Cyber Command

Just-retired DoD Secretary Robert Gates issued a recent memo announcing his decision about how DISA and the chief information officer's office will change. Gates said DoD will dis-establish the Networks Integration and Information office.

Wednesday - 07/06/2011, 03:28pm EDT
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