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November 2016
11/30/2016 DISA Conducts Forecast to Industry

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) conducted its annual Forecast to Industry event Nov. 17 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland.

11/02/2016 3 Components in the Hunt for Cyber Threats

“Anyone trying to secure their networks must have some kind of hunt capability,” said John Hickey, cyber development director for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), at a recent Federal Computer Week Security Summit in the District of Columbia.

October 2016
10/21/2016 GCCS-J Reflects on 20 Years of Service

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) recently celebrated the legacy of the Global Command and Control System – Joint (GCCS-J) in recognition of 20 years of service to our nation’s warfighters.

10/11/2016 DISA Focuses on Small Business Partnerships

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Office of Small Business Programs hosted a forum designed to educate small business representatives about the latest trends and challenges facing the Department of Defense (DOD) at its Headquarters Sept. 16.

10/04/2016 Training Sessions Offer Guidance for DISN Connection Approval Process

The Risk Adjudication and Connection Division offers both recorded and live training to Department of Defense (DOD) and non-DOD entities seeking to establish, re-accredit, or re-certify their connections to the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN).

September 2016
09/27/2016 Agency Fights Hunger by Donating 85,190 Pounds of Goods to Local Communities

Army CSM John W. Troxell, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (SEAC) and the senior noncommissioned officer in the U.S. armed forces, met with enlisted members of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and Joint Force Headquarters – Department of Defense Information Networks (JFHQ-DODIN) at their shared headquarters on Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, on March 16.

09/22/2016 DISA Announces Change to Computing Operations

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is realigning the operations of its computing and storage activities to leverage efficiencies, reduce costs, and increase standardization of services across the computing environment.

09/19/2016 Cyber Protection Teams are “New Infantry” says Hickey

John Hickey, the Defense Information Systems Agency’s cyber development executive, spoke to members of two Cyber Protection Teams (CPTs) assigned to DISA Headquarters, CPT 90 and CPT 94, during a capstone training course Sept. 6.

09/15/2016 DISA and JFHQ-DODIN Celebrate 69th Air Force Birthday

Members of the DISA and Joint Force Headquarters – Department of Defense Information Networks (JFHQ-DODIN) workforce celebrated the Air Force’s 69th Birthday at their joint headquarters on Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, Sept. 15. The official Air Force birthday is Sept. 18.

09/12/2016 Video Introduction of the National Background Investigation System (NBIS)

This informational video series addresses a new, high priority mission for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA): the National Background Investigation System (NBIS).

09/09/2016 DISA and JFHQ-DODIN Military Personnel Participate in Joint Service Wellness and Remembrance Run

The humid morning run began before sunrise with more than 50 Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and Joint Force Headquarters – Department of Defense Information Networks (JFHQ-DODIN) service members, led by DISA Vice Director Air Force Maj. Gen. Sarah Zabel and JFHQ-DODIN Deputy Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Robert Skinner, gathered on Fort George G. Meade’s McGlachlin Parade Field to participate in the installation’s Joint Service Wellness and Remembrance Run Sept. 9.

August 2016
08/22/2016 DOD Cloud Provisional Authorizations Save Mission Owners Time and Money

As the Department of Defense (DOD) continues to adopt commercial cloud capabilities, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is helping cloud service providers and DOD mission owners work through the DOD Cloud Provisional Authorization (PA) process, which allows DOD to provisionally authorize a cloud service offering (CSO) and leverage that information many times over throughout DOD, saving mission owners time and money versus conducting independent assessments.

08/17/2016 DISA Global Operations Command Celebrates Opening of New Facility

The Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Global Operations Command, also known as DISA Global, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 11 to celebrate the official opening of its new, world-class facility on Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.

08/03/2016 DOD’s Three-Tiered Approach to Cloud Computing

DISA’s three-tiered plan for DOD cloud computing and security took center stage at the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC) Federal Cloud Computing Summit held July 26 at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center located in the District of Columbia.

08/03/2016 DISA’s UISS-APAN System Supports Rim of the Pacific Exercise

The Unclassified Information Sharing Service (UISS) All Partners Access Network (APAN) managed by the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Multinational Information Systems Division provided essential information sharing capabilities to the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The exercise began June 30 and will conclude Aug. 4.

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