Tag Archives: DISA

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

Defense Information

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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DISA to Decommission Enterprise Defense Collaboration Tool as Pentagon Adopts Office 365 Cloud Service

Defense Information

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is set to terminate an enterprise collaboration tool on the Department of Defense's non-secure internet protocol router network starting Sept. 1st, in line with DOD's move to Microsoft Office 365 cloud infrastructure. DISA said Wednesday that it will implement a phased approach for the Defense Collaboration Services (DCS) program decommissioning process. 

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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

Systemically Important

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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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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Tyto Athene Completes Acquisition of AT&T Government Solutions, Inc.; Chris Meilhammer Quoted

Tyto Athene

Tyto Athene announced on Thursday that the company has completed its acquisition of AT&T Government Solutions, Inc. (GSI). The acquisition to acquire GSI was announced on March 3rd and terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed. AT&T and Tyto have also agreed to enter into teaming agreements for opportunities in the DoD IT professional services market. 

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