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June 2019
06/17/2019 DISA reduces DITCO contracting fee

The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization (DITCO) – the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) contracting arm – is reducing its fee for enterprise acquisition services beginning Oct. 1, 2019.

06/14/2019 Army veteran emphasizes values, commitment during 244th Army birthday celebration

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and Joint Force Headquarters DOD-Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN) workforce and their guests celebrated the Army’s 244th birthday at their joint headquarters on Fort George G. Meade June 14.

May 2019
05/28/2019 DISA to deliver collaboration tools as part of DOD Enterprise Cloud Strategy

The Department of Defense (DOD) Enterprise Cloud Strategy was a popular discussion topic during the AFCEA TechNet Cyber 2019 Symposium in Baltimore May 14-16 and the DOD Chief Information Officer (CIO) Global Town Hall hosted at the the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) headquarters on Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, May 17.

05/23/2019 DISA unveils as new home of cybersecurity standards

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) migrated its Security Requirements Guides (SRGs) and Security Technology Implementation Guides (STIGs) to a new home,, earlier this month.

05/22/2019 Systems engineering critical in a cyber world

In terms of cyber, the United States is “a victim of our own success,” said Ernest Hibbs, chief engineer in the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Infrastructure Directorate, during the AFCEA TechNet Cyber 2019 symposium in Baltimore May 15.

05/21/2019 DISA seeks automated tools to identify potential cyber threats, conduct analysis

Leaders from the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) Division discussed some of the agency’s top DCO challenges during a panel discussion at AFCEA’s TechNet Cyber 2019 symposium in Baltimore May 15.

05/21/2019 Other Transaction Agreement awarded for defense security vetting

The Defense Security Service and Defense Information Systems Agency awarded an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) for nearly $75 million to Perspecta Enterprise Solutions LLC of Herndon, Virginia, May 14.

The OTA will support the continued reform and modernization of the security clearance personnel vetting processes and continued innovation for the National Background Investigation Service information technology system.

05/20/2019 DISA provides Public Key Infrastructure security for the mobile environment

“Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) has emerged as the foundation to provide secure data transmission and internet security,” said Donald Parker, chief of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Public Key Infrastructure Branch, during the 2019 AFCEA TechNet Cyber in Baltimore May 16.

05/17/2019 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.

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