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DoD revisiting security guidelines for commercial cloud

The Defense Information Systems Agency, which serves as the broker between Defense Department components and commercial providers of cloud computing services, says the certification standards it set for commercial providers may be too arduous for vendors. DoD also launched five pilots to test the use of commercial cloud providers and is reassessing how it develops cloud requirements.

Tags: DoD , technology , cloud computing , cybersecurity , FedRAMP , Mark Orndorff , David Bennett , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 05:19am EDT
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NSA's mobility mission office puts itself out of business

The National Security Agency closed down an office dedicated to mobility, because devices and apps have become part of the fabric of everything the agency does. But NSA, like all agencies, still must figure out how to secure mobile devices using derived credentials.

Tags: technology , mobile , DoD , NSA , Mark Althouse , Greg Youst , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 04:53am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Leaders at the Defense Information Systems Agency are preparing for a significant restructuring of the organization. They hope it will make the IT agency more agile, and more able to cope with its increasing responsibilities in a time of declining budgets. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports. Read Jared's related article.

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Monday - 08/25/2014, 09:13am EDT
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On DoD: DISA data center closures, Defense IT acquisition reform

David Bennett, the agency's Chief Information Officer and Alfred Rivera, the vice director for strategic planning join us to talk about DISA data center consolidation strategy and the path ahead.

Tags: David Bennett , DoD , technology , On DoD , Alfred Rivera , IT Acquisition Advisory Council , John Weiler

Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 12:12pm EDT
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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.

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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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