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DISA Begins Redesign Effort on Acropolis Network; Matthew Matzer Quoted

The Defense Information Systems Agency has begun an effort to align the architecture of the Acropolis cyber defense network with the agency’s latest operational requirements.

The Where We Fight program involves adding non-classified and classified cloud environments, a private network and a data brokering program in Acropolis to increase the productivity of cyber analysts and save costs, DISA said Thursday.

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DISA Works With Pentagon CIO to Help ‘Fourth Estate’ Agencies Migrate Apps to MilCloud 2.0

The Defense Information Systems Agency has initiated efforts to help the Defense Department’s “fourth estate” agencies move applications to a cloud platform to comply with the chief information officer’s mandate to streamline the cyber infrastructure and reduce the data center footprint.

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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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Air Force Portal Moves to AWS Cloud

An online U.S. Air Force website has migrated from a Defense Information Systems Agency-managed server to Amazon Web Service‘s cloud platform. Wright-Patterson AF Base said Thursday the Air Force Portal migration was part of the AF Life Cycle Management Center’s initiative to help transition hundreds of separate applications onto hosting systems from cloud vendors such …

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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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