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Army gets the green light for major IT security reorganization

Congress approves a $175 million spending package that will let the Army move ahead with plans to consolidate 400 IT security watchtowers down to around a dozen. The cyber initiative is part of broader effort to move the entire DoD toward the Joint Information Environment.

Tags: DoD , Army , technology , cybersecurity , Joint Information Environment , Richard Breakiron , Mike Krieger , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 05:46am EDT
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DISA navigates role as Pentagon's cloud provider

On this week's Agency of the Month show, David Bennett and Julie Mintz of DISA discuss providing cloud services for the Defense Department.

Tags: Julie Mintz , David Bennett , Agency of the Month , technology , cloud computing

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 10:08am EDT
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Takai mandates entire DoD to migrate to enterprise email

Military services and agencies have 120 days to draft strategies for shutting down their own email systems and migrating to DISA's enterprise email offering. The DoD CIO ordered the move to begin no later than the first quarter of 2015.

Tags: DoD , technology , cloud computing , Joint Information Environment , Teri Takai , Mark Bowman , Ronnie Hawkins , AFCEA , enterprise email , Jared Serbu

Friday - 09/13/2013, 05:29am EDT
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DISA embraces new role as DoD's sole provider of big data centers

The Defense Information Systems Agency believes it can save the military services big bucks on data storage, processing and communications by becoming a one-stop-shop for IT in the continental U.S. Under a new Pentagon plan, it's the military's only provider for large data centers.

Tags: DoD , technology , Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative , cloud computing , Joint Information Environment , Dave Bennett , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 05:41am EDT
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Army, Air Force sign up for shared network architecture

The Army says it has more next-generation network capacity than it needs, and the Air Force has the opposite problem. A new agreement to share infrastructure will save the Air Force more than $1 billion.

Tags: DoD , Army , Air Force , Joint Information Environment , Cindy Moran , Richard Breakiron , Jared Serbu , technology

Tuesday - 09/03/2013, 05:24am EDT

When life deals you furloughs make ... furloughade?

Two furloughed feds share how they turned the negative of an unpaid day off into a positive. One performed service projects for the community where he lives. The other launched a website to keep feds informed about sequestration and furloughs.

Tags: sequestration , furloughs , Federal Drive , Warren Schaeffer , Eric Lackey , DoD , workforce , Michael OConnell , Face of Furloughs

Friday - 08/16/2013, 02:44pm EDT
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DoD 'sprints' toward IT acquisition, accepts more risk

The director of the Defense Information Systems Agency says the agency will spend the next year focusing on a faster, more agile acquisition process to accelerate the way it delivers technology, rather than letting procurements drag on for years.

Tags: DoD , technology , cybersecurity , acquisition , Ronnie Hawkins , Jennifer Carter , Mark Orndorff , Kathleen Miller , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 08/15/2013, 05:56am EDT
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DISA to overhaul DoD's voice, video, data services

The Defense Information Systems Agency will issue several contracts under a unified capabilities initiative to move virtually all of DoD's communications onto Internet Protocol-based networks, and to better integrate voice, video and data services.

Tags: DoD , technology , unified communications , Cindy Moran , Jennifer Carter , industry , contracting , Voice over IP , telecommunications , Jared Serbu

Monday - 08/12/2013, 05:56am EDT
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As DoD builds its first mobile infrastructure, officials try to avoid past mistakes

Defense Department's decision to centralize management of mobile technology is borne out of painful lessons from regular old wired IT networks. Budget pressure, officials say, makes it easier to sell the concept of doing things once and sharing the results.

Tags: DoD , technology , mobility , Army , Gary Blohm , Brian Teeple , Jared Serbu

Friday - 08/09/2013, 06:11am EDT
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DISA collapsing wired networks, expanding wireless

Dave Bennett, the DISA chief information officer, is reducing the number of classified and unclassified networks to reduce costs and improve capabilities. At the same time, he's ready to expand the use of wireless capabilities across Fort Meade, Md.
August 8, 2013

Tags: technology , Dave Bennett , Ask the CIO , network consolidation , wireless network , Virtualization , Jason Miller

Thursday - 08/08/2013, 10:51am EDT
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