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DISA News

BRAC links and resources

Federal News Radio has compiled a list of important links and resources on the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure.

Monday - 05/09/2011, 02:00am EDT

DISA awards $90 million to SAIC for IT

Days after landing a $21 million contract with Agriculture, SAIC has gotten a new contract.

Friday - 05/06/2011, 08:40am EDT

DoD’s cloud e-mail plot thickens

Just how many Defense Department employees will eventually be using a cloud-based e-mail service depends who you ask. Maj. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins, the Defense Information Systems Agency’s vice director, told reporters Tuesday, selling the Navy and Air Force on its cloud-based email system is a matter of when, not if. However, Hawkins admits, “If you [...]

Thursday - 05/05/2011, 05:31pm EDT

All DoD eyes focused on Army's cloud email transition

The Army is moving its email to the Defense Information Systems Agency's cloud. DISA's vice chief told reporters Tuesday that getting the rest of the military services on board was a question of when, not if.

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 07:21am EDT
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Enterprise email could pave way for single DoD sign-on

The Defense Department is creating identity and access management tools as an enterprise service across the department. One possible way ahead, leaders say, is a single authoritative digital identity system the Defense Information Systems Agency created to support the Army's move to enterprise email.

Friday - 04/29/2011, 03:40pm EDT
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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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