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DISA to Develop DoD User Authentication Protocol

The Defense Information Systems Agency is seeking to create a method to help the Department of Defense validate user logins to the latter's information systems. DISA said Thursday it wants to utilize an authentication process to allow users to access information to any DoD network through mobile devices. Additionally, the agency intends to apply a continuous multifactor authentication process to establish and confirm user identification.

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Bernard Del Rosario: DISA’s Cloud Architecture Helps Users Meet Security Req’s

Bernard del Rosario, a chief engineer for the Defense Information Systems Agency, said at an AFCEA symposium in Maryland that the Secure Cloud Computing Architecture helps accelerate the "authority to operate" process, DISA said Wednesday. The agency's SCCA platform enables the Department of Defense’s partner entities to optimize security and management features to meet requirements for migrating workloads to the cloud. 

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Nancy Norton: DoD Needs Cyber Partnerships, Workforce for Multidomain Efforts

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton, commander of the Defense Information Systems Agency, told attendees at an AFCEA conference in Maryland that the Department of Defense must prepare for cyberwarfare and a multidomain battle, DISA said Tuesday. Norton, also the head of the Joint Force Headquarters - DoD Information Network, said the Pentagon needs to implement a “competitive mindset” in optimizing cyberspace to support national security efforts.

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Federal Procurement Vet Sandra Hamilton Takes HHS Division Director Role

Sandra Hamilton, chief of contracts and acquisitions branch at the State Department, was named director of the Department of Health and Human Services’ information technology policy, strategy and planning division, G2Xchange ETC reported Friday. She has more than two decades of federal civilian service in the IT capital and strategic planning, contracting and procurement, budget planning and portfolio management areas.

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Former DISA Exec Lytwaive Hutchinson Named FEMA CIO

Lytwaive Hutchinson, former vice director of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Joint Service Provider, has been appointed to serve as the Federal Emergency Management Agency's chief information officer, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. She succeeds Adrian Gardner who will go on to serve as executive director of recovery communications technology within FEMA's Caribbean Area Division. 

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DISA’s Global Video Services Enhances Collaboration Throughout DoD

The Defense Information Systems Agency is offering global video services to address the U.S. military's teleconferencing needs. DISA said Friday that its GVS technology allows users to communicate via video within both secret and non-secure internet protocol router networks. GVS is designed to accommodate a maximum of 1,000 desktop users simultaneously, and allow for connection and interoperability with conference rooms and legacy teleconferencing tools. Users may control GVS' video teleconferencing connections via endpoints. 

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DISA Introduces Internet Risk Mapping Tech

The Defense Information Systems Agency unveiled a commercial off-the-shelf technology to track and map potential attacks on the internet. The platform is designed to search for critical gaps, confirm remediation results, provide alerts to any public network changes and address compliance requirements, DISA said Monday.

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DISA Passes 100K Mark for ‘Purebred’ Device Credential Issuance System

The Defense Information Systems Agency issued over-the-air derived credentials to the 100,000th device through the Department of Defense's Purebred mobile certification system last month, DISA said Wednesday. Purebred is designed to handle encrypted communications and secure web browsing for certified DoD mobile devices without constantly requiring a common access card and smart card reader.

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Caroline Bean: DoD’s milCloud 2.0 Migration Effort Open to Industry Support

Caroline Bean, the Defense Information Systems Agency’s infrastructure branch chief, said that companies seeking collaborations with the Department of Defense may want to support the milCloud 2.0 effort, Government CIO Media reported Wednesday. Bean, also the program manager for milCloud 2.0, noted that government partners should consider including cloud migration plans in contract scopes to develop future cloud strategies during General Dynamics Information Technology’s Emerge 2019 event.

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