Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins: DISA to Integrate Development, Operations Tasks in Restructuring Effort

Ronnie Hawkins
Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins

The Defense Information Systems Agency will undergo a restructuring in a move to boost the agency’s agility and establish connections with the U.S. Cyber Command, Federal News Radio reported Monday.

Jared Serbu writes DISA will kick off its initial operational capability as a restructured agency on Oct. 1 and Tony Montemarano, formerly director for strategic planning at DISA, will lead the reorganization effort.

Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins, DISA’s director, said in an annual forecast that the agency will start the restructuring effort to respond to technological changes, according to the report.

He also said the agency will work to integrate the tasks of its development and operations divisions as part of the reorganization, the station reports.

“We’ve briefed this to our senior staff at the beginning of July, we briefed it to the entire organization a few weeks ago, and we’re in the process of setting it all in motion as a result of the changing times that are going on right now,” Hawkins said in the forecast.

Serbu writes DISA also intends to reform its procurement operations in order to accelerate the acquisition process and cut its number of contract vehicles.

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