Tag Archives: AFCEA

DISA Forms New Office to Support Warfighter Hosting, Compute Capabilities

Hosting and Compute

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has established a new office aimed at providing warfighters with hosting and compute capabilities through the modern data center and cloud services, FCW reported Sunday. The Hosting and Compute Center is intended to integrate the cloud computing program office with the services directorate and ecosystem of DISA. 

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New Horizons 2021 Event Hosts Discussions on Military Digital Transformation; Michael Schmidt Quoted

Michael Schmidt

Executives from the military and the defense industry met virtually on March 17 and 18 to discuss how digital transformation bolsters national security. The New Horizons 2021 event's first week covered presentations and talks on cloud, digital engineering, edge computing, open architecture and agile software, the U.S. Air Force said Tuesday.

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DoDIN Joint HQ Sets Framework for Information Access, Operations; Brig. Gen. Paul Fredenburgh Quoted

Paul Fredenburgh

The Joint Force Headquarters for the Department of Defense Information Networks (Joint Force HQ-DoDIN) has established four primary components of a framework to guide how personnel would access information. These four pillars tackle how to organize a battlespace, use cyber risk assessment methods, make threat-focused decisions via automated approaches and collaboratively address network security requirements.

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USAF Sees Value in Faulty Data; Frank Konieczny Quoted

Analysts from the U.S. Air Force see to it that bad data must undergo evaluation with senior leadership before fixing, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. Frank Konieczny, USAF chief technology officer, said the service branch is working to keep data flaws uncensored. Data flaws may include obsolete formatting, typos and incorrect or incomplete input.

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DISA’s Ernest Hibbs: U.S. Needs to Address System Engineering Gaps

Ernest Hibbs, chief engineer of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s infrastructure directorate, spoke about the country's systems engineering gaps during an event in Baltimore. Md. He discussed a number of cyber engineering problems including the country's posture as a target and excessive use of funds for discussions, DISA said Wednesday.

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Greg Griffin: DISA Needs to Synchronize Operations

Col. Greg Griffin, chief of defensive cyber operations at the Defense Information System Agency, said the agency's interactions has to be synchronized to address immediate concerns. Griffin explained during AFCEA's TechNet Cyber 2019 event that the agency has to align all its organizations and carry out cyber defenses in order to fill gaps, DISA said Monday.

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Robert Work on DoD’s Use of AI in Weapons Development

Robert Work, former deputy secretary at the Department of Defense, said DoD is “absolutely unapologetic” about efforts to advance the development of artificial intelligence-based weapons, Nextgov reported Wednesday. “If we’re going to succeed against a competitor like China that’s all in on this competition … we’re going to have to grasp the inevitability of AI,” Work said Wednesday at an AFCEA event.

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DISA Wants Mission Partners to Advance ‘App Rationalization’ for Cloud; John Hale Quoted

The Defense Information Systems Agency is encouraging mission partners to pursue “app rationalization” by rebuilding or customizing applications to leverage the benefits of operating in the cloud, Federal News Network reported Friday. John Hale, chief of cloud services at DISA, said such a move could help agencies realize cost savings from cloud adoption.

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