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May 2019
05/16/2019 DOD CIO taps into DISA’s expertise to execute global town hall

Dana Deasy, the Department of Defense chief information officer (DOD CIO), knows which agency to tap for assistance as he prepares for his first global town hall May 17 – the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).

As the DOD’s premier information technology (IT) provider, working together with the Defense Media Activity, DISA stands ready to execute the mission at hand.

05/16/2019 DISA continues to explore alternative authentication processes

The Department of Defense (DOD) has explored alternatives for authenticating and verifying user access to its information systems for several years.

Army Maj. Nikolaus J. Ziegler, military director of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Innovation Office, said DISA is leading the department’s effort in developing a way to authenticate users’ identity through commercially available technologies that meet the department’s security parameters.

05/16/2019 DISA spearheads effort to consolidate ‘fourth estate’ networks

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is leading an effort aimed at consolidating the common use information technology (IT) infrastructure for the Department of Defense’s (DOD) “fourth estate” - headquarters, agencies, and activities that do not fall under the military departments.

05/15/2019 DISA ensures cloud security is on par with DOD’s physical data centers

“DISA developed the Secure Cloud Computing Architecture (SCCA) with a focus on providing required security and management services - alleviating mission partners of the burden - and enabling mission partners to progress through the authority to operate process,” said Bernard del Rosario, chief of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Emergent Services Division during the AFCEA TechNet Cyber Symposium in Baltimore May 14.

05/14/2019 DISA ‘poised for the future’ says Norton

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is prepared to provide warfighting capability to the military services, combatant commands, agencies, and allies in the multi-domain conflicts of the future, DISA Director and Joint Force Headquarters – Department of Defense Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN) Commander Navy Vice Adm. Nancy Norton said in Baltimore May 14.

05/14/2019 DISA’s executive deputy director provides agency overview at AFCEA TechNet Cyber

DISA’s Executive Deputy Director Tony Montemarano packed the house as the first speaker during the annual AFCEA TechNet Cyber 2019, formerly known as the AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium, at the Baltimore Convention Center Tuesday, May 14.

05/03/2019 DISA’s Global Video Services enhances collaboration throughout DOD

As the Department of Defense’s trusted provider to connect and protect the warfighter in cyberspace, DISA’s highly skilled workforce strives to ensure the combat support agency empowers Department of Defense Information Network (DODIN) users across all warfighting domains.

April 2019
04/29/2019 Network mapping tool helps DISA thwart hackers

One weapon in the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) arsenal is a commercial off-the-shelf tool that maps and monitors the internet attack surface, which is comprised of all the assets and devices connected to the internet, and helps reduce exposure to attackers.

04/25/2019 DISA hosts more than 600 children during ‘Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day’

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) participated in “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day,” an annual educational program where parents throughout the nation take their children to work with them for one day, April 25.

04/24/2019 Purebred: DISA’s modern mobile security solution

The Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Purebred solution, a government-owned, secure credentialing process for mobile devices, provides over-the-air derived credentials to more than 100,000 Department of Defense (DOD) -issued commercial mobile devices.

04/15/2019 DISA component keeps secretary of defense connected, informed

The Secretary of Defense Communications (SDC) organization provides dedicated communications support, decision support, and situational awareness services to the secretary and deputy secretary of defense, their immediate offices, and designated special emissaries.

04/10/2019 Defense Collaboration Services integrates teleconferencing capability

The Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Defense Collaboration Services (DCS) now has an integrated teleconferencing capability available to DOD employees worldwide at no cost.

04/09/2019 DISA reconnects warfighters following catastrophic Midwest flooding

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) worked with the U.S. Air Force’s 55th Wing to establish mobile connectivity following historic flooding in Nebraska in March.

04/08/2019 DISA improves customer experience by establishing recurring maintenance schedule, reducing service interruptions

In an effort to decrease authorized service interruptions (ASI) and increase customer awareness of system maintenance schedules across DISA’s enterprise, the DISA Command Center (DCC) will implement a formal process for recurring maintenance actions in April 2019.

04/02/2019 DISA grants provisional authorization at data impact level 5 to Project Host Federal Private Cloud

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) granted a 12-month Department of Defense (DOD) provisional authorization for Project Host Federal Private Cloud (PJHFPC) April 1.

04/01/2019 DISA’s mobility program focuses on application, endpoint security

Striking a balance between mobile device security and user needs is a constant challenge for the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) DOD Mobility Unclassified Capability program management office (DMUC PMO).

March 2019
03/28/2019 DISA’s new cloud-based storage solution enables secure access to data anywhere, anytime

To maintain their tactical edge on the battlefield, today’s warfighters need the ability to access and share information from anywhere. Whether using a mobile device or a laptop computer, end users must have a secure, reliable way to access data and collaborate with other users.

03/12/2019 DISA prepares warfighters for future multi-domain conflicts

“We need to set the globe,” Navy Vice Adm. Nancy A. Norton, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and commander of the Joint Force Headquarters – DOD Information Network, told her combined workforce during a Feb. 21 town hall.

03/07/2019 DISA’s National Background Investigation Service Program to transfer to Defense Security Service

The Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) National Background Investigation Service (NBIS) will soon fall under the authority, direction, and control of the Director of Defense Security Service (DSS), according to a memorandum issued by David L. Norquist, who is performing the duties of the Deputy Secretary of Defense, Jan. 28.

03/04/2019 The Drumbeat - March 2019

The March edition of Vice Adm. Nancy Norton's "The Drumbeat" includes updates on DISA's efforts related to the Joint Regional Security Stacks and endpoint security, information regarding the impending transfer of DISA’s National Background Investigation Service resources to the Defense Security Service, and an invitation for warrant officers in the signal, communications, and cyber fields to attend a knowledge transfer session this spring.

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