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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Information Systems Agency runs ten huge data processing centers around the world. That's down from 18 in 2008. The consolidation coincides with DISA taking on more and more responsibility for Defense IT. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu has more on the agency's efforts to consolidate data centers, and what's still ahead. Read Jared's related story.

Tags: Jared Serbu , data centers

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 06:17pm EDT
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Over six years, DISA cuts inventory of large data centers from 18 to 10

The Pentagon's main IT provider shuttered its large data center in Huntsville, Alabama. in May, leaving only 10 of its large Defense Enterprise Computing Centers in its inventory. The mission of those remaining DECCs, however, is growing, not shrinking.

Tags: DoD , technology , data center consolidation , Alfred Rivera , David Bennett , Jared Serbu

Friday - 07/25/2014, 06:08pm EDT
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DISA requesting new mobile app buying strategy

The Defense Information Systems Agency wants a discount on smartphone applications. DISA has a request for information out asking vendors to suggest a new mobile app buying strategy. It wants industry input on the best way to purchase commercially developed applications. It also wants advice for how to connect the apps to DoD's secure mobile systems. Responses to the RFIs are due by July 11th. The Pentagon hopes to securely handle at least 100,000 unclassified mobile devices connecting to its systems by September.

Tags: mobile apps , GDIT Enterprise Center , GDIT

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 03:49pm EDT

U.S. Cyber Command wants DISA to take greater role in DoD cyber defense

Under a construct that's still under discussion, the Defense Information Systems Agency would take charge of some portion of DoD's cyber defenses under a new Joint Force Headquarters.

Tags: DoD , U.S. Cyber Command , Michael Rogers , Edward Cardon , AFCEA , workforce , cybersecurity , management , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 03:46am EDT
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DoD and Intelligence community work together on new IT structures

The Defense Department and Intelligence community are starting to work together as they build similar paths to new enterprise information technology structures.

Tags: GDIT Solutions Center , DoD , Intelligence community , JIE , Information Technology Enterprise ,

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 03:19pm EDT

Alan Dabbiere, Chairman, Airwatch by VMware

When it comes to adopting mobile computing, the Defense Department moves about as fast as a Sherman tank in the mud. It wants to get things just right so mobile devices don't compromise network security. One hurdle for software vendors is the Security Technical Implementation Guide, or STIG. Without it, their stuff can't be used on DoD networks. Airwatch makes mobile device management software, and it just received STIG certification. Founder Alan Dabbiere joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp to explain how the process works.

Tags: mobile , technology , DoD , Alan Dabbiere , Airwatch

Friday - 05/23/2014, 09:59am EDT
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On DoD: DISA mobility, Defense acqusition

John Hickey, the mobility program manager for the Defense Information Systems Agency, talks about the status of DoD's commercial mobile device programs, for both classified and unclassified communications. Greg Wenzel, a senior vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, discusses the findings of a recent survey of government employees about DoD acquisition.

Tags: DoD , On DoD , acquisition , Jared Serbu , John Hickey , Greg Wenzel , Booz Allen Hamilton

Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 02:38pm EDT
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FedRAMP cloud deadline looming amid updates to the program

Agencies must use only cloud services that have been approved under the Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program (FedRAMP) by June. OMB will receive more details on agency progress with the latest quarterly update through PortfolioStat. Meanwhile, FedRAMP's security baseline will be revised this summer.

Tags: technology , GSA , DoD , DHS , Maria Roat , cloud computing , cybersecurity , FedRAMP , industry , PortfolioStat , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/28/2014, 04:21am EST
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DoD enters $40.5M joint contract for Adobe products

The Pentagon leverages the buying power of 2.6 million DoD personnel in the Air Force, Army and Defense Information Systems Agency in signing joint enterprise license agreement with CDW-G.

Tags: DoD , joint enterprise licensing agreement , Army , Air Force , contracting , industry , Adobe , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 04:18pm EST

By owning, operating network, Marines set the table for the JIE

Brig. Gen. Kevin Nally, the Marines Corps CIO, said the service is updating its network hardware and collapsing five unclassified networks into one.
February 13, 2014

Tags: technology , DoD , Marine Corps , Kevin Nally , NMCI , Marine Corps Enterprise Network , Joint Information Environment , enterprise email , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/13/2014, 01:55pm EST
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