Tag Archives: DISA

Gerry Fasano, President of Leidos Defense Group, Receives First Wash100 Award From Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson

Gerry Fasano (L) and Jim Garrettson (R)

Gerry Fasano, president of Leidos’ defense group, was presented his 2020 Wash100 Award for the first time in his long career in the government contracting (GovCon) sector. Fasano received his first Wash100 Award from Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, on Thursday. Visit the Wash100 site to learn about the other 99 winners of the 2020 Wash100 Award.

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DISA Eyes DoD-Wide Implementation of Software-Defined Network Tech

SD-WAN

Bryon Doyle, head of the infrastructure directorate at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), has said the agency is reaching out to its customers and vendors to help inform its efforts to deploy next-generation network technologies. DISA is planning to deploy software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) capabilities across the Department of Defense (DoD) enterprise. 

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Telework Increases Productivity within Defense Department; Gen. Arnold Bunch Quoted

Gen. Arnold Bunch

Gen. Arnold Bunch, the commander of U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, recently noted that productivity of the service branch’s workforce has increased in almost-all telework environments, Federal News Network reported on Monday. Bunch noted that he has directed a review of position descriptions across his 80,000-person command to decide if they’re more telework-compatible.

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BlackBerry Limited UEM Software Achieves DoDIN Approval; John Chen Quoted

John Chen

BlackBerry Limited’s Unified Endpoint Manager (UEM) software has achieved Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN) approval as a Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution, the company reported on Tuesday. BlackBerry UEM is the only MDM solution on the DoDIN Approved Product List (APL). The company has completed Cybersecurity and Interoperability certification across the DoDIN.  

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DoD’s National Background Investigative System Directorate Implements DevSecOps

DevSecOps

The National Background Investigative System Directorate (NBIS) within the Department of Defense (DoD) has established integrated environments on Amazon Web Services’ GovCloud and installed DevSecOps tools to facilitate collaboration among developers, security teams, testers and engineers as part of its DevSecOps implementation effort.

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents Mike Twyman, President of Cubic Mission Solutions, His First Wash100 Award

Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Mike Twyman, president of Cubic Mission Solutions (CMS), with his first Wash100 Award on Monday. Executive Mosaic recognized Twyman for driving growth for the company, acquiring Nuvotronics and pushing Cubic’s technical services to help the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).

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DISA Backs Telework With Endpoint Security, Cloud Services Expansion

DISA

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is expanding its cloud offerings and improving endpoint security to continue supporting telework arrangement. DISA also has broadened the use of multifactor authentication pilots as part of the agency’s endpoint security improvement efforts.

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DISA to Launch Updated Web Conference Service

DISA

An office within the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) plans to implement a new web conferencing service in a defense protocol router network in the coming weeks. The Defense Collaboration Services Program Management Office will apply the Web Conference 2.2 service to  DISA's non-secure IP router network this August.

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Vice Adm. Nancy Norton: DoD Eyes Launch of Zero Trust Architecture by Year’s End

Nancy Norton

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and a 2018 Wash100 Award recipient, said DISA is collaborating with the National Security Agency (NSA) and other agencies to develop and release by the end of 2020 an initial zero trust architecture in an effort to strengthen cybersecurity across the Department of Defense (DoD).

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