DISA, JFHQ-DODIN Leaders Discuss 2017 Agency Plans and Priorities; Tony Montemarano Comments

blankA panel of senior leaders from the Defense Information Systems Agency and Joint Force Headquarters – Department of Defense Information Networks have discussed the agencies’ plans and priorities for 2017.

DISA Executive Deputy Director Tony Montemarano noted the agency has modified its future business plans to a more purchase-oriented focus as opposed to product creation strategies as a result of budgetary restrictions, DISA said Tuesday.

Alfred Rivera, Development and Business Center director, said DISA will focus on next-generation engineering in a push to generate more engagement with partners as well as develop a common DODIN laboratory and prepare for Systems Engineering Technology Innovation contract discussions for information technology systems support.

“We need to figure out how to transition capabilities while at the same time maintaining legacy capabilities,” said John Hickey, Cyber Development Directorate director.

“We are looking at what are those tools that we can turn off as we actually move to replace and tech refresh capabilities,” added Hickey.

The panel discussion also included David Bennett, Operations Center director, and U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Robert Skinner, deputy commander of the JFHQ-DODIN.

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