U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency, has said he believes the current DISA structure better supports clients because of the agency’s mission partner engagement model.
The retiring DISA director also credited the designation of responsibilities to individuals for each focus areas including business and development, operations and resource management as a factor in the development of the agency, the agency said Monday.
“I think [from when I first served at DISA to now] we have a much sharper focus on the customer … The agency wasn’t designed back then to support customers as well as it is now,” said Lynn.
“DISA is leaning forward and has put a mission engagement person in every mission partner organization,” he added.
He talked about three project he was proud to have been part of including the development of the DISA civilian workforce, the transformation of the Defense Department‘s mobility capacities and the creation of the Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network.
DISA noted Lynn will retire from active duty following a 38-year career in service on Feb. 2.
U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Nancy Norton will succeed Lynn for the DISA directorship role and command of the JFHQ-DODIN.