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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.

July 2020
07/29/2020 DISA’s Defense Collaboration Services team to deploy Web Conference 2.2

The Defense Collaboration Services Program Management Office, within Defense Information Systems Agency’s Enterprise Services Development Division, will deploy Web Conference 2.2 to the non-secure internet protocol router network in August. The secret internet protocol router network instantiation will migrate the following month.

07/28/2020 Systems Engineering, Technology, Innovation contract now available

DISA’s Systems Engineering, Technology and Innovation contract is now available for use by DISA and other Department of Defense agencies.

07/23/2020 Norton outlines new cybersecurity model at Army Signal Conference

Navy Vice Adm. Nancy A. Norton, the director of Defense Information Systems Agency and commander of Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network, outlined the way ahead for a cybersecurity paradigm shift that will help the U.S. military maintain information superiority on the digital battlefield.

07/01/2020 DISA welcomes new employees as a part of Fourth Estate Network Optimization effort

A historic milestone was reached recently when 14 information technology professionals from the Defense Technical Information Center successfully joined the Defense Information Systems Agency, as a part of the Fourth Estate Network Optimization modernization effort under the direction of the Defense Enclave Services directorate.

June 2020
06/09/2020 DISA, JFHQ-DODIN hold first virtual annual awards ceremony

The Defense Information Systems Agency and Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network held their first virtual annual awards ceremony.

April 2020
04/09/2020 DISA supports Defense Department’s response to COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Navy deployed its two hospital ships, USNS Mercy and USNS Comfort, to Long Beach, California, and Manhattan, New York, to provide medical and hospital support to large, populated areas.

04/01/2020 BEYA mentorship program teaches students value of STEM

An organization formed to celebrate the accomplishments of active and retired African American admirals, generals and members of the senior executive service held its 10th Annual Youth Mentorship Program earlier this year at the Washington D.C., Marriott Wardman Park hotel.

March 2020
03/26/2020 Cloud Storage Program Management Office institutes temporary changes to milDrive

The DISA Cloud Storage Program Management Office is instituting temporary changes to milDrive, the DoD’s data storage platform, for all non-VIP accounts.

03/25/2020 Norton talks education, career while giving advice to aspiring leaders during Women’s History Month interview

This week, DISA Director and JFHQ-DODIN Commander Vice Admiral Nancy A. Norton sat down with “International Edition” Host, Lori Lundin, for an interview about her career, views on gender diversity and advice to girls and young women.

February 2020
02/11/2020 The Drumbeat - February 2020

The February 2020 edition of Vice Adm. Nancy Norton's newsletter, "The Drumbeat," explains the state of the agency, what's new and what's on the horizon regarding the Defense Information Systems Agency's services, capabilities and support.

This edition highlights:
- DISA's commitment to recruiting and forging new partnerships.
- How the Fourth Estate optimization ensures dominance through agility and innovation.
- How DISA is developing enduring partnerships through shared interests.
- DISA people achieving excellence and building trust by taking top honors at President's Cup Competition.
- Senior leadership announcements.
- DISA prepares to celebrate '60 Years of Service, Technology and Innovating for the Future.'
- How the agency is meeting the warfighter's needs by recognizing security is a shared responsibility.

02/07/2020 New cyber development director grounded in research, mission

The new director of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Cyber Development Directorate brings to bear the curiosity and focus of a researcher, the drive for the Department of Defense’s mission and a desire to give back.

02/06/2020 DISA’s #NEXTGEN initiatives seek broader partnering opportunities with academia

In an effort to expand its #NEXTGEN outreach, Defense Information Systems Agency officials recently hosted representatives from Drury University, Springfield, Missouri, to discuss reciprocal opportunities for staff and students to enhance cybersecurity for both institutions.

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