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DoD opens bidding for secure mobile device project

DISA wants a secure mobile device manager and app store to support at least 162,000 Apple and Android mobile devices. Contract would begin next spring.

Tags: DoD , industry , technology , contracting , mobile computing , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 10/23/2012, 12:07pm EDT

DISA plots out five year plan to keep DoD's cyber edge

The Defense Information Systems Agency's recently released five-year strategic plan takes a multi-pronged approach to building what DISA Director Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins calls "information superiority." Tony Montemarano, director of DISA's Strategic Planning and Information Directorate, joined Pentagon Solutions hosted by Francis Rose, to discuss how DISA leaders developed the new guidance.

Tags: technology , DoD , cybersecurity , Tony Montemarano , Ronnie Hawkins , In Depth , Francis Rose , Pentagon Solutions , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 10/17/2012, 04:12pm EDT
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DISA offers 'off-ramps' for military services' IT expenses

The Defense Information Systems Agency sees itself as a safety valve for increasing pressure on military services' IT budgets. At a meeting of CIOs last week, DISA told the military services they could offload commodity IT services to their data centers.

Tags: DoD , Army , Joint Information Environment , enterprise email , cloud computing , Ronnie Hawkins , Jared Serbu , AFCEA , technology , budget

Wednesday - 10/17/2012, 05:51am EDT
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GAO denies SAIC protest of Defense IT contract

A massive contract awarded to Lockheed Martin in June to manage the Defense Information Systems Agency's Global Information Grid remains in place after the Government Accountability Office denied a bid protest from fellow contractor SAIC. Despite SAIC's allegations, GAO found DISA had reasonably evaluated Lockheed's proposal as well as claims of an organization conflict of interest.

Tags: Global Information Grid , SAIC , Lockheed Martin , GAO , Ralph White , Gerry Fasano , bid protest , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 10/02/2012, 04:18pm EDT

Influence of federal cyber workforce roadmap growing

Agencies and universities are refining job descriptions, revamping training and education programs and helping industry, academia and government to begin to reach consensus on the makeup of a modern-day cybersecurity workforce. The Office of Personnel Management also has made changes to personnel systems so that job descriptions map to the framework. The plan already has had in impact on cyber education at colleges and universities across the country.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , NIST , DHS , NSA , Peggy Maxon , Roger Greenwell , Charles Clancy , Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University , Hume Center for National Security and Technology , Jared Serbu , INSA , workforce

Monday - 10/08/2012, 05:21am EDT
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Evaluating Better Buying and building DoD's cyber workforce

Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, discusses which elements of the Better Buying Power Initiative have been successful. Plus, Henry Sienkiewicz, vice chief information assurance executive at the Defense Information Systems Agency and Roger Greenwell, DISA's director for field security operations join us to talk about the agency's plan to build on its track record of information assurance training and develop modular, DoD-wide training for specific cyber roles across the military services.

Tags: DoD , On DoD , Frank Kendall , Henry Sienkiewicz , Roger Greenwell

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 08:49pm EDT
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DoD building cyber workforce of the future

Military's cyber leaders say job satisfaction has so far trumped salary concerns when it comes to building and retaining a workforce of elite cyber warriors. Building the capacity of that training pipeline is the next challenge.

Tags: Obama Impact , DoD , cybersecurity , workforce , Alan Paller , SANS Institute , Air Force , Michael Basla , Navy , Michael Rogers , Keith Alexander , U.S. Cyber Command , Henry Sienkiewicz , Roger Greenwell , training , Jared Serbu , On DoD , DoD Report , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 03:47am EDT
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First elements of DoD's Joint Information Environment come together in Europe

At meetings this week, DoD gives European Command the go-ahead to start building the first increment of a standards-based IT environment that will collapse thousands of networks into a single, interoperable environment.

Tags: DoD , technology , Joint Information Environment , Joint Enterprise Network , Army , EUCOM , AFRICOM , David Simpson , Jennifer Napper , Jared Serbu

Friday - 09/14/2012, 05:42am EDT
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DISA releases 'master strategy' for technical services

The Defense Information Systems Agency has released its technical strategy for providing warfighter services. The plan is called the Global Information Grid Convergence Master Plan, and it rolls together emerging technologies and operational requirements to create a plan for all technical services.

Tags: In Depth , DoD , DoD Report ,

Thursday - 09/06/2012, 06:58pm EDT

DISA to help military shift toward asia, increase cybersecurity

DISA laid out its vision in a new five-year strategy. It said it will work with the U.S. Cyber Command to build up the Pentagon's cyber defenses.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , U.S. Cyber Command , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 09/05/2012, 08:57am EDT
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