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  1. DISA is preparing to play a key role in a new joint force headquarters dedicated to Defense Department network defenses. Caleb Barrieau/ / Army

    DISA's biggest IT initiatives focus on securing DoD networks

    2014 in review: DISA's busy year results in changes to cloud and cyber, and institutional shifts.

    • Nov 21, 2014
  2. Data center equipment at Eglin Air Force Base. Powerful big data technologies are necessary to turn massive amounts of stored data into shareable intelligence. Samuel King Jr. / U.S. Air Force

    Big data takes a strategic turn at DoD

    The military and intelligence communities are sharpening tools to make raw data useful and shareable.

    • Nov 21, 2014
  3. DISA plans to expand its spectrum services across three contracts. File

    DISA plans three spectrum contracts in 2016

    As part of a plan to expand its range of electromagnetic spectrum support services, the agency will divide the current contract's functions across three new vehicles.

    • Nov 21, 2014
  4. Acting Defense Department CIO Terry Halvorsen said the department will be releasing a new cloud computing policy in two weeks. Navy photo

    DoD's new cloud policy coming in two weeks

    An update to the 2012 policy will decentralize contracting responsibilities to the agencies.

    • Nov 7, 2014
  5. DISA seeks communications links for Ebola efforts

    A sensitive solicitation details the technology needed to support Internet service for troops involved in Ebola relief work.

    • Nov 4, 2014
  6. The DISA Direct storefront offers a range of communications and network services for ordering, with more to come. Army

    DISA storefront open for business

    The Defense Information Systems Agency's new online storefront will go live with network offerings on Oct. 31.

    • Nov 5, 2014
  7. DISA will continue to maintain cloud security requirements, provision authorizations and design architecture for cloud access points, says CTO David Mihelcic.

    DISA shifts cloud focus to security, integration

    As DISA backs off from being DoD's cloud broker, its emphasis is evolving.

    • Nov 4, 2014
  8. DISA takes early step toward finding secure mobile contractor

    Sources-sought notice lays out the daunting requirements for interested companies.

    • Nov 3, 2014
  9. Stickley

    MILCOM: Is enterprise IT mindset taking root at DoD?

    The calls for streamlined technology and processes, shared services and enterprise-wide IT at the Defense Department usually are quickly followed with demands less tangible than servers and data centers.

    • Oct 22, 2014
  10. Defense Information Systems Agency planners expect to have a user-friendly, intuitive interface for the agency's IT services storefront. Regimental Combat Team 5

    DISA's storefront to roll out this fall

    The long-discussed online shop is scheduled to open for business.

    • Oct 16, 2014
  11. IPKeys gets DISA task order

    The company supports DISA's Mission Assurance NetOps division.

    • Sep 30, 2014
  12. DISA is no longer DoD's de facto cloud broker. Thomas L. Burton/ / Army

    DoD to empower military to procure cloud services

    As DISA loses its place as sole DoD cloud broker, a forthcoming strategy will lay out new responsibilities for defense organizations.

    • Sep 26, 2014
  13. DoD has apparently rescinded the memo that designated DISA the department's 'cloud broker.' David Smith

    DoD rescinds DISA cloud-broker memo

    The move is apparently part of a broader revision of the department's cloud strategy.

    • Sep 16, 2014
  14. DoD takes a new view of risk management

    The growing interconnectedness of operations calls for reimagining methods.

    • Sep 18, 2014
  15. DISA begins JIE-related migration

    The move to JRSS is designed to create a collaborative environment rather than 'individual pockets of excellence.'

    • Sep 12, 2014
  16. Jennifer Carter, component acquisition executive for DISA, wants Encore III to optimize competition, expand opportunities for small business. DISA

    DISA issues Encore III sources-sought

    The current Encore II contract is good until 2018.

    • Sep 11, 2014
  17. DISA awards open-source BPA to DLT

    The contractor will provide Red Hat software and services.

    • Sep 11, 2014
  18. Dave Bennett, CIO, DISA

    Charting change at DISA

    CIO Dave Bennett on DISA's priorities and how they are evolving.

    • Sep 11, 2014
  19. Mobility will be central to DISA's strategies in coming years, not an afterthought or optional accessory, according to the agency's CIO. USMC

    Mobility becomes central to DISA's strategy

    Mobile capabilities will become ubiquitous, no longer an 'exception or oddity.'

    • Sep 5, 2014
  20. The National Security Agency has given DISA some recent cloud insight. File

    DISA looks to intelligence community for cloud tips

    NSA has already contributed some cloud intelligence

    • Aug 26, 2014
  21. DISA is likely to reorganize to take better advantage of its collaboration with US CYBERCOM, says DISA Vice Director MG Alan Lynn. Barry Rosenberg/C4ISRNet

    DISA to undergo cyber-focused restructure

    Still in the early planning stages, expected changes will strengthen DISA's collaboration with Cyber Command.

    • Aug 25, 2014
  22. DoD will move data into cloud in a series of pilot projects, Terry Halvorsen says. Navy

    DoD plans 5 cloud pilot projects

    DoD plans to use the trial runs to reassess its vendor-approval process

    • Aug 22, 2014
  23. DoD is not a 'niche market of contracts,' says David Bennett. DISA CIO. DISA

    DISA weighs contract consolidation as sequester solution

    The forced budget cuts could return in fiscal 2016, but DoD's mission has not gotten any smaller.

    • Aug 22, 2014
  24.  Thomas L. Burton

    From the DISA director: Delivering cyber capabilities

    Lt. Gen. Ronnie D. Hawkins Jr. on DISA's role now and in the future.

    • Aug 22, 2014
  25. DISA must keep up with rapidly evolving mobile technologies. Army

    Keeping pace with mobility

    Changing technologies, new hardware and software releases and technology integration are core to the agility necessary for the JIE.

    • Aug 20, 2014
  26. DISA's Global Network Services contract will support a single, cohesive network by 2020 that will include all types of wired and wireless communications on a backbone 10 times faster than today's.

    DISA looks to new era in network services

    The agency's Global Network Services contract will support 1 million users worldwide.

    • Aug 20, 2014
  27. The Joint Information Environment and all other DoD communications architectures rely upon DSO's ability to ensure spectrum access and provide services and capabilities that enable the DoD's global operations.

    DISA to expand spectrum options

    DISA plans to divide spectrum functions across three separate contracts in 2016.

    • Aug 20, 2014
  28. DISA is implementing the DoD Cloud Security Model to meet the requirements of its mission partners and safeguard the network from insider threats.

    DISA harnesses the power of the cloud

    As DoD's designated Cloud Broker, DISA makes it easier and safer to procure cloud services.

    • Aug 20, 2014
  29. DISA continues to explore contracting vehicles such as joint enterprise licensing agreements, or JELAs, which leverage the bulk buying power of DoD to receive price breaks. Air Force

    New acquisition techniques coming to DISA

    DISA acquisition chief focuses on joint, interagency purchasing.

    • Aug 20, 2014
  30. Robin Williams, shown here Dec. 13, 2010, was one of the first entertainers to go on a USO tour to Southwest Asia in 2002 and ultimately performed for U.S. troops in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Germany, Iraq, Italy, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Qatar, Spain, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and the U.S. Dave Gatley/USO

    Robin Williams was a staple of USO tours overseas and in U.S.

    Williams, who died Monday at the age of 63, leaves many mourners in DoD.

    • Aug 14, 2014
  31. DoD officials are working on getting a firm grasp of industry unified capabilities options, including what is available on a plug-and-play basis. File

    DISA tracks UC progress in DoD

    A 'microcosm of JIE,' unified capabilities initiatives are making progress.

    • Aug 18, 2014
  32. PAR Technology to operate Navy SATCOM facility

    DISA, GIG among the organizations facility supports.

    • Aug 7, 2014
  33. Gannett and USA Today headquarters in McLean, Va., in suburban Washington. Evan Eile, USA Today

    C4ISR & Networks' parent company to split print from broadcast, digital

    Gannett, the owner of C4ISR & Networks, said Tuesday that it will create two publicly traded companies as it moves to separate its broadcasting and digital businesses from its publishing division, a strategic move similarly adopted by competitors to shiel

    • Aug 5, 2014
  34. Unisys to continue DISA data center work

    Task order pertains to Utah facility.

    • Aug 7, 2014
  35. Jack Wilmer, DISA's deputy CTO for enterprise services, speaks during the Federal Innovation Summit. Rob Curtis/Staff

    DISA applies Big Data analytics to better secure DoD networks

    As DISA moves toward the JIE, monitoring the relentless analytics data flow remains a top priority.

    • Aug 7, 2014
  36. Dover Air Force Base will benefit from a new fiber optic cable contract. Air Force

    Windstream wins DISA fiber contract

    Two bases will benefit from $3 million deal.

    • Aug 7, 2014
  37. DISA has closed a computing center in Alabama as part of an ongoing plan to centralize IT operations. tompics / Getty Images/iStockphoto

    DISA shutters Alabama DECC

    Huntsville data center closure projected to save $4.2 million per year

    • Jul 22, 2014
  38. Paige Atkins, formerly with DISA, is returning to the government on the civilian side. Mike Morones/Staff

    Former DISA official heads to Commerce

    After three years away from government, Paige Atkins is returning.

    • Jul 22, 2014
  39. Pre-award bid protests often focus on whether the solicitation provisions were ambiguous, unreasonable or favor one company over another. File

    Protest could delay DISA cloud storage contract

    Oracle files pre-award objection to the Enterprise Storage Services II solicitation.

    • Jul 15, 2014
  40. Riot police arrest a protester in the vicinity of the FIFA Fan Fest in Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil is one of several nations expected to provide agrowing market for non-lethal weapons such as tasers and police batons in coming years. YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP/Getty Images

    Non-lethal weapons market to reach $1.6B

    India, Brazil and South Africa expected to bring new market opportunities.

    • Jul 16, 2014
  41. Responsibilities for cybersecurity between DISA, the NSA, U.S. Cyber Command and other components will take time and thought to sort out, accordingt o acting DoD CIO Terry Halvorsen (shown here in 2012, when he was Department of the Navy CIO). File

    DoD launching DISA cybersecurity joint task force

    Mission: Help secure and defend the DoD Information Network, defining the role of each organization involved.

    • Jul 8, 2014
  42. ADM Mike Rogers: DISA needs an operational mission to operate and defend the DoDIN. SAUL LOEB / AFP/Getty Images

    DISA needs DoDIN operational mission, says cyber chief

    DISA was primarily an engineering and acquisition organization, but that should change, Rogers says.

    • Jul 3, 2014
  43. Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, is one of two sites where DISA is consolidating network operations centers. File

    DISA to merge four network centers into two

    Lockheed Martin is performing the work in Illinois and Hawaii.

    • Jul 2, 2014
  44. Artel gets DISA task order

    Company will provide Ku-band services for unspecified customer.

    • Jun 27, 2014
  45. DISA and LLC will collaborate on research into hybrid SATCOM. NASA

    DISA, Laser Light to explore laser-based SATCOM

    R&D agreement centers on hybrid satellite-terrestrial technology.

    • Jun 17, 2014
  46. Admiral Michael Rogers, commander of US Cyber Command, believes DISA will take an expanding role in DoD network defense. SAUL LOEB / AFP/Getty Images

    DISA searches for fit with evolving Cyber Command

    Rogers sees an expanding role for the agency as organizational relationships evolve.

    • Jun 17, 2014
  47. The Marine Corps is looking to commercial providers for mobile device security. Lars Schwetje / Staff

    Marines look to commercial providers for mobile security

    Corps seeks alternatives to DISA's mobile management.

    • Jun 6, 2014
  48. DISA's five-year plan. DISA

    Mobility prominent in DISA plan

    Legitimate security issues remain, but the potential gain from the technology is significant.

    • May 29, 2014
  49. Joint Information Enterprise capabilities are being rolled out across the entire Defence Department network, according to JIE Implementation Director David Stickley. Thomas L Burton

    JIE shifts away from incremental approach

    The Joint Information Environment originally was planned to be rolled out in increments, but DoD officials are turning away from the sequential approach.

    • May 29, 2014
  50. Capt. Timothy Jastrab follows preflight procedures for a C-17 Globemaster III via an Electronic Flight Bag. Air Force

    Priority check for DISA

    Head of information assurance on defensible architecture, cloud, mobility.

    • May 13, 2014

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