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January 2021
01/08/2021 Continuous improvement requires continuous planning

As personnel across DISA ensure their projects and activities align with the plan, in support of the warfighter, Christopher Barnhurst, DISA executive deputy director, is leading an agency-wide effort to conduct a mission analysis.

01/08/2021 Vice Adm. Norton touts benefits of cloud computing and telework

DISA director, Navy Vice Adm. Nancy A. Norton, touts benefits of cloud computing and telework.

01/07/2021 Contractor implementation of cybersecurity requirements

Head of DISA contracting activity, Douglas W. Packard, addresses DISA contractors.

December 2020
12/14/2020 DISA Executive Deputy Director Anthony Montemarano retires Dec. 11

Defense Information Systems Agency Executive Deputy Director Anthony Montemarano’s virtual retirement ceremony will be Friday, Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. EST. The event will be broadcast via Defense Visual Information Distribution Service and Commercial Virtual Remote Live.

12/07/2020 DISA engages partners in ‘virtual’ Forecast to Industry 2020

The Defense Information Systems Agency’s present and future industry partners joined the agency for a virtual Forecast to Industry 2020 Thursday, Dec. 3.

12/03/2020 DISA moving full speed to modernize DoD telecommunication services

The COVID-19 pandemic has not stopped or slowed down the Defense Information Systems Agency from transitioning off of legacy General Services Administration Networx contracts, while modernizing technologies previously supported by those contract vehicles.

12/03/2020 Army, DISA partner to enable mobility for emergency service vehicles

U.S. Army Fort Bliss is set to have the first Department of Emergency Services in the Army to deploy its emergency vehicles with Apple iPad devices integrated with its computer-aided dispatch software.

12/01/2020 Norton reports ‘we have not just survived, we have thrived’

Defense Information Systems Agency Director and Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network Commander, Navy Vice Adm. Nancy A. Norton provided a keynote address to help kick off AFCEA TechNet Cyber 2020 Dec. 1.

12/01/2020 Montemarano opens TechNet Cyber 2020 with ‘DISA-106,’ names Barnhurst as replacement

In what is typically one of the highest attended events of the symposium, DISA’s Special Assistant to the Director, Tony Montemarano opened TechNet Cyber 2020 with an overview of what to expect from AFCEA’s annual event and to provide valuable insight into DISA’s flight plan moving toward 2021 and beyond.

November 2020
11/19/2020 DISA, JFHQ-DODIN celebrate US Marine Corps birthday

DISA and JFHQ-DODIN celebrated the U.S. Marine Corps’ 245th birthday during a ceremony broadcasted via DISA’s social media sites Tuesday, Nov. 10.

11/18/2020 Editorial: ‘Yes, you can go home again’

Some people join DISA early and spend an entire career within the agency. Others spend a brief portion of their career working for DISA and never return. There is also a group of people who work at DISA, leave the agency and then return – this is the group I am a part of and the following is my story about why I returned.

11/12/2020 Global Video Services enables unclassified voice capability

The Defense Information Systems Agency’s Global Video Services – Unclassified now offers voice dial-in capability to DoD employees.

October 2020
10/28/2020 DISA employee receives American Red Cross Certificate of Merit for lifesaving actions

Walter Harris, an information technology specialist in DISA’s Operations Center, Logistics and Contracts Division and Managements Services, is scheduled to receive the Red Cross Certificate of Merit Thursday, Oct. 29, via a Zoom meeting.

10/19/2020 DISA, JFHQ-DODIN celebrate US Navy’s 245th birthday

The Defense Information Systems Agency and Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network celebrated the U.S. Navy’s 245th birthday during a ceremony aired on DISA social media sites, Oct. 13.

10/16/2020 DISA highlights safety during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

As the nation’s premier information technology combat support agency and trusted provider to connect and protect the warfighter in cyberspace, DISA is marking National Cybersecurity Awareness Month by sharing tips and resources to remind its global workforce of the role it plays in defending against cybersecurity threats.

September 2020
09/30/2020 DISA, JFHQ-DODIN mark US Air Force birthday with virtual ceremony

The Defense Information Systems Agency and Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network celebrated the 73rd birthday of the United States Air Force during a virtual ceremony, Sept. 18.

August 2020
08/27/2020 National Background Investigative System Directorate deploys Develop, Security, Operations pipeline

The National Background Investigative System Directorate recently deployed its first realization of the Develop, Security, Operations pipeline; becoming one of the first to adopt DevSecOps in the Department of Defense and the Defense Information Systems Agency.

08/25/2020 DISA expands Provisional Authorization for Microsoft Azure

The Defense Information Systems Agency granted a one-year extension of the Department of Defense Provisional Authorization for the Microsoft Azure Secret Region as a cloud service offering.

08/19/2020 DISA announces $198.9 million OTA award for Cloud Based Internet Isolation Program

The Defense Information Systems Agency’s Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization selected By Light Professional IT Services, LLC to receive another transaction authority agreement award in support of the Department of Defense’s Cloud Based Internet Isolation program. This is DISA’s first production OTA awarded to an industry partner.

08/17/2020 DISA awards $106 million prime integrator task order for JAIC Joint Common Foundation

The Defense Information Systems Agency awarded a four-year task order, with an award value of $106 million, Systems Engineering, Technology, and Innovation prime integrator Aug. 11 to design and build the Joint Common Foundation Artificial Intelligence development environment for the Department of Defense Joint Artificial Intelligence Center.

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