Tag Archives: Defense Information Systems Agency

Octo Secures DISA Contract for Teleport Integration and Implementation; CEO Mehul Sanghani Quoted

Mehul Sanghani

Octo Consulting announced on Tuesday that the company has been awarded, alongside prime partner Kingfisher Systems, a potential five-year, $14 million Teleport Program Integration and Implementation (I&I), Logistics, and Configuration Management Support contract by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). “DISA and DoD warfighter support missions make our nation safer,” said Octo CEO Mehul Sanghani

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DISA Completes Joint Ops Center Upgrade; Capt. Rick Larson Quoted

Joint All-Domain

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has completed a $1.2 million project to modernize the watch floor of its Joint Operations Center (JOC). DISA said Tuesday the 18-month effort included architectural refurbishment and equipment upgrade at the facility where personnel help operates and secures the Department of Defense Information Network.

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Comcast Government Services Secures Two DISA CEG Contracts; Ken Folderauer Quoted

Ken Folderauer

Comcast Business announced on Tuesday that Comcast Government Services has secured two additional multimillion-dollar contracts by the Defense Information Systems Agency. The contracts cover DISA’s Commercial Ethernet Gateway (CEG) Region 4 and Region 5 and are potentially worth $84.2 million and $71.6 million up to ten years, respectively. 

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Andrew Malloy: DISA Explores Telework Enterprise Identity, Device Management Approaches

Andrew Malloy

Andrew Malloy, technical director of the Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) cyber development directorate, said that DISA is looking at strategies to manage user access and personal mobile devices within remote work environments. The agency is conducting pilot programs to test an enterprise identity management service and determine a bring-your-own-device approach for the Department of Defense (DOD).

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Comcast Business Awarded $102M DISA Contract to Enhance Network Performance; Ken Folderauer Quoted

Ken Folderauer

Comcast Business announced on Wednesday that the company has secured a ten-year, $102.8 million contract from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to improve network performance and manage overall telecommunications costs for the agency’s Defense Information Systems Network (DISN). “This contract solidifies Comcast Business’ position as a premier provider of communications solutions to government agencies,” said Ken Folderauer, vice president of Government Sales for Comcast Business. 

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ASRC Federal Awarded $83M USSF Contract For Space Operation Services; CEO Jennifer Felix Quoted

Jennifer Felix

ASRC Federal System Solutions announced Wednesday that the company secured an estimated $83 million U.S. Space Force (USSF) contract to support the Space Operations Command's Wing Information & Communications Support (WICS II) contract. The contract will run for seven years and requires ASRC Federal to deliver space operations, maintenance and logistics services for the recently activated Delta 6 and Delta 8 organizations.

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DISA Launches Zero Trust Reference Architecture; Brandon Iske, Joe Brinker Quoted

Virtual Private Network

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has unveiled the Pentagon’s first zero trust reference architecture that seeks to protect critical assets from threat actors by embedding security throughout the network. DISA worked on the reference architecture in collaboration with the DOD chief information officer, National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command.

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Danielle Metz: CIOs Help Organizations Identify Network, Data Strategies

Danielle Metz

Danielle Metz, the Department of Defense's deputy chief information officer for information enterprise, said she wants to change how organizations view the role of a CIO. Metz, who went from an acting role to a permanent one this year, said in an interview that CIOs help organizations formulate strategies with regard to networks, data centers and technical debt.

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David Bennett Stepping Down as DISA’s Director of Operations; Retiring on April 28th

David Bennett

David Bennett, director of operations at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), will step down and retire on April 28th after years with the U.S. government. Bennett's earlier DISA career includes work between 2003 and 2005 when he served as a program manager for global command and control systems, according to his LinkedIn profile.

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David McKeown: DOD Eyes Creation of Zero-Trust-Focused Portfolio Office

David McKeown

David McKeown, the Department of Defense's (DOD) equivalent of a chief information security officer, said DOD is looking to establish a portfolio management office that specializes in zero-trust cybersecurity. The office's creation would help DOD centralize and manage efforts to implement a zero-trust architecture, which strictly imposes requirements before one is able to access the defense network.

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