Tag Archives: Defense Information Systems Agency

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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DISA Embraces Continuous Tech Modernization Approach

DISA IT Modernization

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) seeks to update enterprise technology platforms continuously as part of efforts to help the Department of Defense address evolving mission requirements. An industry team led by General Dynamics‘ information technology business won last year the DEOS blanket purchase agreement valued at $4.4 billion over 10 years.

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Caroline Bean: DISA Working on Guide to Help Defense Agencies Migrate to DEOS Cloud Tools

DEOS Cloud Tools

Caroline Bean, Defense Enterprise Office Solution (DEOS) program director at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), said DISA is developing a guide to help agencies facilitate their migration to cloud-based collaboration tools offered by DEOS. Bean said the document will serve as a checklist to help defense agencies assess their readiness for migration to DEOS cloud tools. 

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DISA Director Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner on Commercial IT as a Service

Robert Skinner

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), said he is in favor of outsourcing information technology services to commercial vendors to achieve cost savings. He said the military should take advantage of commercial technologies and advance the adoption of robotic process automation. 

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Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner Takes Helm Over DISA, DOD Information Network

Robert Skinner

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton has turned over her leadership over the Department of Defense Information Network and the Defense Information Systems Agency to Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner. Skinner is now DISA director and commander of Joint Force Headquarters – DODIN, following a turnover ceremony that took place Friday at Fort George G. Meade, DISA said the same day.

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DISA Uses Cloud-Based Tech to Optimize Teleworking; Vice Adm. Nancy Norton Quoted

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton

The Defense Information Systems Agency partnered with a cloud-focused group at the Department of Defense's chief information office to address the demands of teleworking amid the COVID-19 pandemic. DISA said Thursday that it sought out expertise from DOD CIO's Cloud Computing Program Office (CCPO) on technologies that optimize cloud-based teleworking.

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DOD Testing & Evaluation Assesses Cyber Posture of Joint Regional Security Stack

NIST Cybersecurity

The Department of Defense’s (DOD) office of the director of operational test and evaluation office and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) carried out a cyber event in Feb. 2020 to assess the cybersecurity posture of the Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNET) Joint Regional Security Stack (JRSS) and two other SIPRNET joint systems and reported poor cybersecurity findings after conducting the event.

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DISA-STRATCOM Field Office Shuts Down Legacy Information Facility for New System

DISA

The Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) field office with U.S. Strategic Command has closed down the core of a legacy military network to give way to a new command and control facility. The Defense Information Systems Network's final core device shut down on Dec. 21 to be succeeded by a new C2 system with modern telecommunications technology.

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Christopher Barnhurst Named DISA Executive Deputy Director

Christopher Barnhurst

Christopher Barnhurst, formerly chief financial officer at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), has succeeded Anthony Montemarano as executive deputy director at the agency. Barnhurst will help DISA address potential issues and drive the implementation of perimeter, boundary and endpoint cybersecurity capabilities under his new role.

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DISA to Manage DoD’s Cloud Program Office by Jan. 31st

DoD Cloud Program

The Department of Defense (DoD) plans to shift oversight of enterprise cloud initiatives from its office of the chief information officer to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) by Jan. 31st. Vice Adm. Nancy Norton, director of DISA and 2018 Wash100 Award recipient, announced the DoD Cloud Computing Program Office's transition. 

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