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DISA reassessing need for commercial cloud services

The Defense Information Systems Agency said it doesn't expect the demand to be as great as initially thought as it developed a contract worth $450 million.

Tags: technology , Contracting , Industry , cloud computing , FedBizopps.gov , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 11/12/2013, 04:06pm EST

DoD begins use of specialized cloud for big data analytics

The platform, called Acropolis, is initially being used only for network operations and cybersecurity data, but officials plan to expand it to help solve big data challenges around financial and acquisition information.

Tags: DoD , big data , cloud computing , technology , Bill Keely , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 02:43pm EST
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DISA's commercial cloud strategy remains a work in progress

The Defense Information Systems Agency says an eventual commercial cloud buy probably won't be bundled into a single contract vehicle, but in the meantime, DoD needs to work through challenges involving security, approval policy and network operations.

Tags: DoD , technology , cloud computing , Tony Montemarano , Dave Mihelcic , Martin Gross , AFCEA , acquisition , FedRAMP , cybersecurity , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/22/2014, 04:30am EST
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On DoD: DARPA, DISA and ONR discuss the latest on mobile technology and security

Director of the Defense Research Projects Agency Director Arati Prabhakar says DARPA's budget wasn't decimated by sequestration, but it is being slowly eroded. The Office of Naval Research and the Marine Corps team up for technology demonstration. John Moniz, ONR program manager, says marines on the front lines can get real-time data using smartphones. At the recent AFCEA Mobile Symposium, Defense Information Systems Agency officials talk about mobile security possibilities.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Arati Prabhakar , John Moniz , Greg Youst , Jennifer Carter , AFCEA DC , DARPA , Office of Naval Research , mobile technology , DoD , On DoD , Devon O , budget , Agile Bloodhound , technology

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 03:04pm EST
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DoD tackles mobile device authentication through several pilots

As the Defense Department builds out a technology infrastructure that's designed to be the latest generation of commercial mobile devices into users' hands, it's still unsure how to meet a key security requirement: identity management systems that comply with the military's existing requirements for secure user authentication.

Tags: DoD , technology , mobile computing , Bring your own device , identity management , Common Access Card , public key infrastructure , DMDC , Marine Corps , Greg Youst , Michael Butler , Rob Anderson , AFCEA , Jared Serbu

Monday - 11/25/2013, 04:04am EST
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DISA DECCs swallow up two more data centers

The Defense Information Systems Agency took two big steps toward consolidation of information technology infrastructure before the government shutdown in October. Data centers in Dayton, Ohio, and Chambersburg, Pa., were closed on the first of the month. Functions at those centers were moved to other Defense Enterprise Computing Centers (DECCs).

Tags: Harris CapRock , Inside DISA

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 10:32am EDT

DISA Paving the way for Mentor-Protégé Program

A mentor-protege program is in the works at the Defense Information Systems Agency. Director of Small Business Programs Sharon Jones hopes it will be ready for businesses to participate by fiscal year 2015.

Tags: Inside DISA , Harris CapRock

Friday - 11/01/2013, 04:45pm EDT

DISA DECCs swallow up two more data centers

Data center consolidation paving the way for JIE.

Tags: data , technology , OMB , Defense Enterprise Computing Centers , Lauren Larson

Friday - 11/01/2013, 02:50pm EDT

DISA streamlines acquisition process to deliver technology to the field

On this week's Agency of the Month show, Jennifer Carter from DISA discusses how her office is working to get the latest technology to war fighters as quickly as possible.

Tags: Jennifer Carter , technology , acquisition , Agency of the Month , Lauren Larson

Thursday - 10/31/2013, 11:37am EDT
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How the JIE will solve DoD's IT problems

Brigadier General Brian Dravis, director of the Joint Information Environment Technical Synchronization Office, says he was skeptical of the JIE initiative at first but, after four months on the job, he's now very confident the department is getting it right.

Tags: Brian Dravis , DoD , Agency of the Month , Lauren Larson , Joint Information Environment , technology

Thursday - 10/24/2013, 12:24pm EDT
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