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Air Force Space Command to Assume Commercial Satcom Acquisition Responsibility; Clare Grason Quoted

The Defense Information Systems Agency is set to hand over by December its oversight of satellite communications services procurement to Air Force Space Command, SpaceNews reported Thursday. Clare Grason, division chief for satcom at DISA, said her office will become part of the command and will draft an acquisition strategy next year to address commanders’ satcom requirements.

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Vice Adm. Nancy Norton: DISA Eyes Industry Partnerships to Support Warfighters in Cyber Space

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency, has said DISA believes that partnerships with industry could help lighten up the burden and result in stability that “can generate much-needed economic growth.” She noted in her opening remarks at DISA’s Forecast to Industry event in Linthicum, Md., how the agency builds up partnerships, introduce reforms to the Defense Department and boost warfighters’ lethality in support of Defense Secretary James Mattis’ three lines of effort, DISA said Monday.

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DISA’s Brian Hermann: DoD Should Change Policies for Commercial Products Ahead of DEOS Contract

Brian Hermann, chief of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s enterprise-wide service development division, has said the Defense Department needs to reform its processes to leverage commercial off-the-shelf products and services, Federal News Network reported Wednesday.

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House Lawmakers Ask DoD’s Inspector General to Initiate JEDI Cloud Contract Probe

Two House Appropriations Committee members have asked the Defense Department’s office of inspector general to investigate the requirements and solicitation process for the potential 10-year, $10B Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Reps. Steve Womack (R-Ark.) and Tom Cole (R-Okla.) wrote a letter Monday to Glenn Fine, acting inspector general at DoD, to raise concern over the contract’s Defense Information Systems Agency impact level 6 requirement that a cloud service provider should meet.

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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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