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May 2017
05/08/2017 Lynn discusses evolving DOD’s information infrastructure

As DISA looks at evolving the infrastructure, there are a number of initiatives that are under consideration.

“We are trying to cut wire networks and legacy networks out of the DODIN,” said Army LTG Alan Lynn, DISA director and commander of Joint Force Headquarters – Department of Defense Information Networks. “It is an additional expense and technology is past it. We are trying to come to the 21st century. We cannot afford to keep having more and more older systems.”

April 2017
04/20/2017 DISA Headquarters Continuity of Operations Exercise Scheduled for Thursday and Friday

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) will conduct a comprehensive Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) exercise at the DISA headquarters complex here Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21.

04/06/2017 DISA system improves access to, quality of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance video

The Unified Video Dissemination System (UVDS) enables members of the global U.S. intelligence community to view live full-motion video feeds -- collected by manned and unmanned aerial platforms -- in high fidelity and without imagery dropout, ultimately improving situational awareness, enabling decision-making, and improving commanders’ ability to ensure the safety of troops.

March 2017
03/30/2017 Workforce accomplishments recognized during DISA and JFHQ-DODIN annual awards ceremony

DISA and Joint Force Headquarters – DOD Information Networks (JFHQ-DODIN) held their annual awards ceremony March 30 at DISA headquarters.

Employees around the world gathered in-person and virtually to recognize military and civilian individuals and teams for their outstanding achievements during the 2016 calendar year.

03/30/2017 Symposium provides women-owned small businesses advice, networking opportunities

More than 65 women-owned small businesses (WOSB) took part in an event hosted by the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Office of Small Business Programs at the agency’s Headquarters on Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, March 24.

The symposium, titled “Business Smart, Business Savvy: Women Boldly Blazing Brilliant Solutions,” provided an opportunity for attendees to learn about the basic requirements to do business with the federal government, what WOSBs need to do to get noticed by government agencies, and how teaming up with large-to-mid-sized businesses can benefit them.

03/29/2017 New cyber assessment program focuses on operational risk

A new cyber assessment program, known as a Command Cyber Operational Readiness Inspection (CCORI), focuses on providing combatant commands and federal agencies with a greater understanding of the operational risk their missions face because of their cybersecurity posture.

03/28/2017 Training sessions offer guidance for DISN connection approval process

Live and recorded trainings are available for DOD and non-DOD entities seeking to establish, re-accredit, or re-certify their connections to the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN). Mission partners are provided with the policy and process information needed to reduce or eliminate processing delays caused by inaccurate or incomplete information.

03/24/2017 Air Force ROTC cadets visit DISA, receive mission overview

Cadets from the University of Massachusetts Amherst Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 370 received career advice and an overview of the Defense Information Systems Agency during their visit to the combat support agency’s headquarters on Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, March 20.

03/23/2017 Women’s History Month: DISA’s own trailblazer speaks to workforce

A Women’s History Month observance event, hosted by the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Resource Management Center director and comptroller, Sannadean C. Sims, was held at the agency’s Fort George G. Meade headquarters March 21.

03/16/2017 HUBZone businesses showcase IT capabilities at DISA event

More than 20 Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) firms participated in a showcase hosted by the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Office of Small Business Programs at the agency’s headquarters on Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, Feb. 27 and 28.

03/15/2017 DISA’s new engineering contract vehicle gains industry attention

More than 400 companies sent representatives to attend the Systems Engineering, Technology, and Innovation Pre-Proposal Conference held at the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Headquarters on Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, March 10.

February 2017
02/23/2017 DISA issues RFP for Systems Engineering, Technology and Innovation contract

Requests for proposals for the Systems Engineering, Technology and Innovation contract vehicle are being accepted now, enabling the Defense Information Systems Agency to move toward an efficient approach for the procurement of engineering support/services, with a focus on innovation throughout the engineering lifecycle.

02/21/2017 VADM Samuel L. Gravely: DCA director a trailblazer for African Americans in the U.S. military

Navy VADM Samuel L. Gravely, Jr. served in the U.S. Navy for 38 years and was an integral part of the desegregation of the U.S. Armed Forces. Gravely’s last tour of duty was as the director of the Defense Communications Agency (DCA) — now the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) — from September 1978 through July 1980.

02/17/2017 DISA leadership panel speaks at FedNet 2017

A panel of five Defense Information Systems Agency leaders took the stage to discuss their current priorities and initiatives during the Federal Networks 2017 event Feb. 15 in Fairfax, Virginia.

02/17/2017 Chief technology officer to retire after 31 years of government service

The man who ensured the services and capabilities the Defense Information Systems Agency develops are technically in sync with the director’s strategic vision will retire after 31 years of government service in a ceremony at the agency’s Headquarters Feb. 21.

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