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DISA cuts ribbon on new headquarters

The Defense Information Systems Agency celebrated the ceremonial opening of its new 95-acre headquarters campus on Friday. Less than half of the 4,600 employees already work at its new headquarters at Fort Meade, Md. The agency expects the rest of its staff to move there from several northern Virginia locations by late August.

Monday - 04/18/2011, 06:58am EDT
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DISA wants a deal to cut satellite costs

The Defense Information Systems Agency is asking industry for proposals to cut the tab for satellite communications in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Friday - 04/15/2011, 10:40am EDT

DISA's telework helps take a bite out of BRAC

Reducing traffic at Fort Meade relies on telework.

Monday - 04/11/2011, 04:00am EDT

DISA hires Qwest for IP services under Networx

The Defense Information Systems Agency awarded one of the remaining big deals under the Networx telecommunications contract to Qwest.

Wednesday - 03/30/2011, 03:39pm EDT

Telework/COOP & The Role of Videoconferencing

March 29th at 12pm

Program will discuss progress Report on teleworking in the Federal Government, top telework/COOP priorities, the role of videoconferencing in telework/COOP, key challenges to still overcome, lessons learned, and a vision for the future.

Wednesday - 03/23/2011, 08:20pm EDT

DISA blocks DoD employee access to video sites

There will be slightly less "video intelligence' at the Department of Defense from now on.

Tuesday - 03/15/2011, 10:30am EDT

DISA says move to IPv6 will be no problem

DISA expects an exceptionally smooth transition to IPv6.

Thursday - 02/24/2011, 09:40am EST

DISA struggles to ensure freedom in cyberspace

DoD is trying to figure out how to keep risks that one part of the organization takes from affecting the rest of the military's networks. DISA addressing other security goals by adding PKI to secret network.

Monday - 02/21/2011, 05:08pm EST
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Cyber workforce forum gathers in Charm City

Invited attendees will join the country's premiere cyber experts from U.S. Cyber Command, the National Security Agency, Defense Information Systems Agency and Department of Homeland Security plus top cyber intelligence officials, defense and commercial industry leaders from Constellation Energy, Federal Reserve, HP, Johns Hopkins Healthcare System, Lockheed Martin, ManTech, SAIC, TASC, TeleCommunication Systems for an interactive discussion with Maryland educators from K-12, colleges and universities and workforce development organizations.

Tuesday - 02/08/2011, 08:30am EST

Army weeks away from enterprise e-mail rollout

The Army is nearly finished with the testing phase of its new DISA-hosted enterprise e-mail service and plans to begin migrating users into the cloud in mid-February.

Friday - 01/28/2011, 06:21pm EST

Telework is about to change your agency

The recent passage of the Telework Enhancement Act substantially changes the status of telework throughout government. But how? We get details from Dr. Scott Overmyer, author of a new study.

Monday - 01/24/2011, 10:31am EST
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DISA's BRAC move to Ft. Meade underway

As DISA heads north for the Maryland border, we get an update from Director for Manpower, Personnel and Security, Jack Penkoske.

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 09:40am EST
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DISA solicits GIG help

The Global Information Grid is DoD's effort to establish "information superiority" by creating a worldwide network of information technology systems that are flexible and seamlessly interoperable with one another.

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 08:40am EST

DISA solicits massive IT operations contract

The $4.6 billion contract is expected to be awarded to a single vendor, who will be responsible for the operations of DoD's Global Information Grid for at least three years.

Monday - 01/17/2011, 06:00pm EST

Agencies building trust to reduce data centers

Several departments are out ahead of the OMB mandate to consolidate data facilities over the next four years. Energy is starting small to show business owners they will get the same level of service under the new setup. Other agencies see green in cutting back on the centers-both money and energy efficiency.

Friday - 01/14/2011, 07:13am EST
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Defense expands cyber DMZs

DoD is expanding the use of demilitarized zones to improve security of its unclassified network. Over the next two years, DISA require all service applications to go through these buffer zones.

Friday - 01/07/2011, 07:45am EST
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DISA wants more vendor accountability

DISA's Tony Montemarano said the agency wants to use more performance based contracts to better manage contractors.

Friday - 01/07/2011, 07:09am EST

Reporters' Roundup: DoD budget cuts, DISA's demilitarized zones

WFED's Jason Miller and Jared Serbu give details on stories they are working on.

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 04:23pm EST
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VTC Round-up: New telework law provides opportunity for agencies to increase VTC capabilities

With the new telework bill signed into law, federal employees will soon have more opportunities to telework, and agencies have more incentive to invest in or increase their telepresence options. After the Senate passed the bill in September, the House followed suit in November. It was signed into law last week, and encourages federal employees to telework. Currently, about 5 percent of federal employees participate in some sort of telework plan, and agencies will have to improve their existing technology capabilities and options to meet the increase in participating employees. "We're talking about bringing the government into the 21st century from a technology point of view and every other point of view," said bill sponsor Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) in an interview with Federal News Radio last month. "The technology is moving so aggressively there's no reason not to have a good telework policy," Wolf said. Video teleconferencing is already a component of telework programs at many agencies, and has in some cases enabled greater allowance for teleworking. At the Defense Information Systems Agency, the desktop- and laptop- based telepresence has "enabled our telework program to thrive, allowing DISA employees to fully participate in meetings, no matter where they are located," Colonel Brian Hermann, chief of the Net-Centric Enterprise Services branch. "It allows off-site employees to "participate fully in small-group meetings, including the use of whiteboarding and sharing presentations," Hermann said. Will other agencies follow suit? Stay tuned. Navy adding telepresence at National Naval Medical Center The National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda is looking to install a video teleconferencing room which will serve as the Admiral's Conference room. The conference room will be used for executive-level video teleconference and Board of Directors meetings, among others according to a solicitation posted to FedBizzOpps.gov.

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 02:55pm EST

DISA explains delays for issuing contract requests

DISA's Tony Montemorano explains the delay in the request for proposal for the Global Information Grid.

Monday - 12/13/2010, 04:43pm EST
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