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DISA News

DISA to offer classified telework perk

As part of a huge move, DISA finds little things can mean the most. To keep just a few feds on the job, a new classified telework center is in the works. We get details from DISA's Jack Penkoske.

Tuesday - 10/26/2010, 09:40am EDT
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Army expects saving by moving e-mail

In the name of efficiency, the Army is making what it calls a big change in the way that it manages e-mail. The service said the move is designed to save millions of dollars at a time when the secretary of Defense is mandating significant savings.

Tuesday - 10/26/2010, 07:24am EDT
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DoD launches information-sharing program

The Net-Centric Enterprise Services Program, a project of the Defense Information Systems Agency, allows secure information sharing between soldiers in the field, as well as between systems, DoD reports.

Thursday - 10/21/2010, 04:10pm EDT

BRAC beefs up Ft. Meade

Base hosts tour to show off new facilities

Wednesday - 10/20/2010, 09:40am EDT

Big Data: Advancing the Art of Analytics

October 20th, 2010 at 11 AM

The application of knowledge discovery within the cloud is immensely powerful, but not inbuilt. We are collectively moving past the question of "what is cloud computing", and swiftly moving towards "how does the cloud enable advanced analysis against massive volumes of data?" With industry and government leveraging multiple clouds, how do we successfully share and search large collections of data across systems, departments, and geographies? Organizations will continue to discuss and better understand the analytic power and economies of cloud computing, in the sense of data storage, sharing, and management; but we are quickly discovering that creating knowledge from data is more than just a discussion of technology. It's a discussion of what can be accomplished when massive data and cloud computing efficiencies combine to make advanced analysis and innovation possible.

Friday - 10/15/2010, 02:35pm EDT
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DISA braces for BRAC and the Beltway

DISA's Dave Bullock has done the loops and the laps. He tells us what he's found.

Friday - 09/10/2010, 09:40am EDT
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How DISA is using secure clouds

Friday - 08/27/2010, 05:35pm EDT

DISA's Sienkiewicz works through Pentagon reshuffle

DISA's chief information officer says he's unsure how budget changes at DoD will affect his agency.
Aug. 19, 2010

Wednesday - 08/18/2010, 03:20pm EDT
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DoD to eliminate CIO, BTA offices

Secretary Gates' decision to cut three major offices will result in "a substantial number" of employees and contractors having to find new jobs. The CIO's functions will be split between DISA and ATL. DoD is moving major acquisition oversight to the chief management officer's office.

Tuesday - 08/10/2010, 07:03am EDT
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Army sees bright future in new acquisition approach

The service names 25 software tools as winners in the Apps for the Army contest. Lt. Gen. Sorenson says the competition proves agile software development can be done well in the Army. He says a new memo is coming out that will change how the Army develops apps in the future.

Thursday - 08/05/2010, 06:50am EDT
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Building Government's Future Infrastructure-"Progress & Best Practices"

August 24th

Program will discuss the progress report on on agency infrastructure modernization at FAA-DISA-Interior, whether concepts such as Virtualization-Cloud Computing & Social networking tools being incorporated in plans, critical issues on optimizing government's infrastructure, lessons learned, and the vision for the future.

Wednesday - 07/14/2010, 06:28pm EDT

Vacation cybersecurity advice

GAO questions cloud computing security, DISA lease woes slow cybercommand

Tuesday - 07/06/2010, 08:30am EDT

DISA thought leader hangs up his spurs

DISA information strategist John Garing retires. We talk with him about the past and his vision of the future.

Monday - 06/28/2010, 09:44am EDT
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Scale workforce interactions to improve confidence and decision making

June 10th, 2010

With Collaboration being a critical enabler of 21st century "Work", panelists will examine how do you define, manage, and more importantly, increase collaboration? Their focus on this second session will be the Confidence Dimension of collaboration. Increasing collaboration and, subsequently, decision making, involves the level of trust you have in something -- in the information you have, the people with whom you are making decisions.

Tuesday - 06/08/2010, 07:08pm EDT
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IT Service Management and enterprise architecture

This week, host John Gilroy talks about IT Service Management and Information Technology Infrastructure Library with DISA's Drew Jaehnig and CSC's Wendy Irion-Talbot.
June 8, 2010

Tuesday - 06/08/2010, 12:33pm EDT
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CIO Council report on cloud sets future vision

The document highlights work being done by NIST, standards working group and budget guidance to agencies. NIST to come out with several special publications to help agencies implement cloud computing. The CIO Council also includes use cases on 30 different cloud implementations.

Wednesday - 05/26/2010, 03:59pm EDT

Intellipedia provides lessons for FedSpace initiative

Intelligence community says developers should keep users' needs at the forefront of any project. Other key best practices are to think big, start small and scale fast. Intelligence employees say Web 2.0 tools slowly are being institutionalized across the community.

Wednesday - 05/05/2010, 06:29am EDT
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Signs of cyberagreement appear between US and Russia

NSA opens up to Maryland contractors, Cyber Command nominee says policies aren't clear

Friday - 04/16/2010, 08:30am EDT

DoD Cyber Command will take a defensive posture

Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander tells lawmakers that the organization "will not militarize cyberspace." He also details how the Cyber Command will help DHS protect .gov and .com networks. Senate Armed Services Members say Alexander is well-qualified to lead the command.

Friday - 04/16/2010, 07:02am EDT
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DISA career fair coming to Ft. Meade

DISA brings a career fair to Ft. Meade for the first time. DISA's director of Manpower, Personnel and Security Jack Penkoske says attendees can build their federal resumes, qualify for security clearances and take advantage of the organization's award-winning quality of life programs.

Tuesday - 04/13/2010, 10:52am EDT
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