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DISA OKs Samsung Galaxy S9 for DoD Mobility Unclassified Capability

The Defense Information Systems Agency has approved use of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ under the Defense Department's enterprise service that provides unclassified access for commercial mobile services. The mobile phone company updated the models' firmware to be eligible for operation under the DoD Mobility Unclassified Capability, DISA said Monday in a tweet.

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DISA’s Mission Assurance Branch Helps DoD Mitigate Risks to C4I Assets; Fred Ruonavar Quoted

Fred Ruonavar, mission assurance and critical infrastructure protection branch chief at the Defense Information Systems Agency, has said DISA’s mission assurance branch works to evaluate the Defense Department’s operational and contingency plans through the adoption of an aggressive approach. “Mission assurance is critical,” Ruonavar said in a statement published Wednesday. …

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Contracting Vet Carlen Capenos Named DISA Small Business Program Director

Carlen Capenos, former chief of the acquisition resources division at the Defense Information Systems Agency, has been appointed as director of DISA’s Office of Small Business Programs. The 22-year contracting officer said in a statement published Thursday that she will coordinate with public and private entities to boost contracting procedures with …

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Col. Bradley Barnhart Begins Work as DISA Chief of Staff

U.S. Air Force Col. Bradley Barnhart, former commander of the  86th Communications Squadron at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, has assumed duties as vice chief of staff at the Defense Information Systems Agency. In his new capacity, Barnhart will help manage DISA’s $12 billion annual budget and coordinate efforts of …

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Report: NSA to Transfer ‘Sharkseer’ Cybersecurity Program to DISA

The National Security Agency will hand over to the Defense Information Systems Agency a cybersecurity program that helps protect Defense Department networks against malware and zero-day threats, Fifth Domain reported Saturday. Natalie Pittore, an NSA spokeswoman, told Fifth Domain that the Sharkseer program “better aligns” with DISA’s mission. A defense budget deal reached …

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DISA Unveils Management Process for New Service, Capability Requirements

The Defense Information Systems Agency has recently released an information kit on how it evaluates and identifies service and capability requirements when dealing with possible partner contractors. The Requirements and Analysis Office, which was developed for DISA in 2015, commences with the requirements management process by doing the following: business …

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DISA Launches Network Modernization Effort for DoD Personnel in Hawaii

The Defense Information Systems Agency has started modernizing the information and communications network of the Defense Department in Hawaii through a new program. DISA said Wednesday the Pacific Enterprise Services-Hawaii initiative consists of three contracts that allow DoD personnel in the state to replace aging voice and data services with …

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DISA Seeks to Accelerate Acquisition Process With ‘Other Transaction Authority’

The Defense Information Systems Agency has started adopting the “other transaction authority” as a contracting method to facilitate the acquisition process and speed up the delivery of new technology platforms designed to meet warfighters’ requirements. “Many of the companies we’re dealing with are small start-ups,” Scott Stewart, technical director at …

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