Tag Archives: Defense Information Systems Agency

USAF to Migrate Mission-Critical Apps Into Zero-Trust Environment

Zero-Trust Environment

The U.S. Air Force is looking to enhance its cybersecurity in response to the service branch's remote work setup by moving its mission-critical applications into a zero-trust environment, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. The Air Force also rolled out pilot efforts to assess potential migrations to a zero-trust setup amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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DISA Begins Mission Analysis for Updated Strategic Plan; Vice Adm. Nancy Norton Quoted

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has launched a mission analysis effort to help further develop the recently released Version 2 of the agency's strategic plan for fiscal year 2019 through 2022. “This is about continuous improvement and shaping the DISA of the future,” noted Vice Adm. Nancy Norton, director of DISA.

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Vice Adm. Nancy Norton on DISA’s Cloud-Based Threat Isolation Effort

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and Wash100 awardee, has said the agency is working to “isolate” suspicious activities in a cloud environment to support remote work operations, DOD News reported Thursday. "Our primary goal is to preserve and protect the ability of our workforce to conduct mission central operations that we support on national defense and current worldwide military missions," she said.

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DoD Looks Into Networks for Signs of Breach Amid SolarWinds Orion Compromise; Vice Adm. Nancy Norton Quoted

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued an emergency directive directing all agencies to disconnect SolarWinds’ Orion Network Management products from their networks to mitigate a cyber vulnerability and to date, there has been no sign of breach in the Department of Defense’s classified and nonclassified networks, C4ISRNET reported Thursday.

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DISA Eyes 2021 Release for Zero-Trust Implementation Blueprint; Neal Ziring Quoted

Cybersecurity

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is looking to release a blueprint for zero-trust implementation by sometime next year as the Pentagon works to transition to a new cybersecurity framework. Vice Adm. Nancy Norton, director of DISA and former Wash100 Award recipient, first announced the agency's plans to release the zero-trust guide in early Dec. 2020. 

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DISA Helps Army Configure iPads for Emergency Operations; Rick Walsh Quoted

Defense Information

The U.S. Army will soon implement the use of computer-aided iPad devices in emergency vehicles at Fort Bliss, through a partnership with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). The military installation's emergency services department will deploy 45 of these devices across firefighting and police vehicles to support incident tracking, DISA said Thursday.

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DISA Eyes Quantum-Resistant Computing Efforts in FY 21

Quantum Computing

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is looking to employ encryption concepts that could help protect defense systems against quantum threats. DISA plans to collaborate with the National Security Agency and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on quantum-resistant encryption efforts and could release solicitations to support the initiative.

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DISA Deploys Cloud-Based Internet Browsing Tool for Remote Employees; Angela Landress Quoted

Network Security

Angela Landress, chief of defensive cyber operations at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), said her office is working to fortify network security through efforts such as implementing a new cloud-based browsing tool. “When you’re in a government facility around your co-workers you’re held to a standard and your security strategy is always reinforced,” said Landress.

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Debra Daniels: DISA Funnels $7.6B to Support Small Business Suppliers in FY 2020

Debra Daniels

Debra Daniels, vice procurement services executive at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), said in an interview that the agency has obligated $7.6 billion to support small businesses in the defense industrial base this fiscal year. “DISA never shut down during the pandemic,” said Daniels, who also serves as deputy director of the Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization (DITCO).

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Vice Adm. Nancy Norton Issues Letter on DISA’s Cloud, Cybersecurity Priorities Through FY 2022

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton, director of the  Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), has released a letter stating the agency’s modernization priorities for fiscal years 2021 and 2022. Norton said that DISA’s blueprint will focus on cloud, cyber defense and the enterprise implementation of Microsoft’s Office 365 collaborative tool suite as part of the Defense Enterprise Office Solution program.

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