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December 2017
12/28/2017 DISA’s chief financial officer to retire after 30 years of federal service

Sannadean “Sanna” Sims, the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA’s) chief financial officer, comptroller, and Resource Management Center director will retire after 30 years of federal service in a Jan. 3 ceremony at the agency’s Headquarters on Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

12/19/2017 Rivera to retire after 35 years of federal service

Alfred Rivera, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Development and Business Center, will retire after a 35-year career with the federal government in a ceremony at the agency’s headquarters on Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, Jan. 4.

12/18/2017 DOD cloud adoption: DISA shares lessons learned

“We want to help make cloud adoption across the Department of Defense a reality,” said Rear Adm. Nancy Norton, vice director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), during a cloud symposium held at the agency’s headquarters on Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, Dec. 12.

12/14/2017 DISA cloud symposium provides outline for cloud adoption process

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) hosted a symposium to examine the enterprise adoption of cloud architecture and solutions at its Headquarters on Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, Dec. 12.

12/11/2017 Small business event features remarks by procurement executive

Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Procurement Services Executive Douglas Packard provided advice to small business representatives regarding how to add value, prepare proposals, and establish working relationships during a “Leadership in Action” event at the agency’s Headquarters Dec. 1.

12/01/2017 The Drumbeat - December 2017

This edition of the newsletter written by DISA Vice Director Navy RADM Nancy Norton addresses the following topics:

- SIPRNet upgraded to a virtual network
- New service allows prioritization of mission critical DISN traffic
- New cloud service offering, On-Site Managed Services (OMS), will be available this month
- DISA to host Cloud Symposium Dec. 12
- Mobile app enables multinational electromagnetic spectrum coordination

November 2017
11/20/2017 Countries can now coordinate electromagnetic spectrum via a mobile app

A mobile application version of Mercury — a central repository used to coordinate electromagnetic spectrum frequencies during humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HA/DR) operations — is now available for download on both Apple and Android devices. Search for “Mercury Spectrum” in the app store.

11/16/2017 DOD holds first knowledge management summit

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) sponsored the first Department of Defense (DOD) Knowledge Management Summit at its Headquarters on Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, Nov. 7-9.

11/09/2017 DISA and JFHQ-DODIN celebrate 242nd Marine Corps birthday

DISA and Joint Force Headquarters DOD-Information Networks (JFHQ-DODIN) workforce celebrated the 242nd birthday of the Marine Corps on Nov. 8. The official date of the Marine Corps birthday is Nov. 10.

11/07/2017 DISA conducts Forecast to Industry

DISA conducted its annual Forecast to Industry event Nov. 6 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington.

11/02/2017 Li-Fi technology offers benefits in mobility, speed, cost, security

Light fidelity, or Li-Fi, is a ground-breaking light-based communication technology which makes use of light waves instead of radio technology to deliver data.

October 2017
10/04/2017 Norton: Secure, operate, and defend are the fundamentals

Navy RADM Nancy A. Norton, vice director of the Defense Information Systems Agency, served as the keynote speaker at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Central Maryland Chapter Monthly Member luncheon in Greenbelt, Maryland, on Sept. 28.

September 2017
09/26/2017 DISA-managed network supports surveillance satellite communications

Air Force Space Command (AFSC) and the Diego Garcia tracking station (DGS) are using the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) Converged Access (DCA) Lite Network to communicate with the Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5), a space surveillance satellite that launched on Aug. 26.

09/26/2017 DISA cuts mobility rates by more than 50 percent

Department of Defense Mobility Program users will see a major rate reduction for mobile services provided by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) in fiscal year 2018 (FY18).

09/21/2017 Caranta assumes command of Joint Spectrum Center

Air Force Col John T. Caranta III assumed command of the Joint Spectrum Center (JSC) from Navy CAPT Steven J. Averett at a change of command ceremony held Sept. 15 in Annapolis, Maryland.

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