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DISA Releases Four-Year Strategic Plan; Vice Adm. Nancy Norton Quoted

The Defense Information Systems Agency has issued a strategic plan setting the agency’s direction through 2022. DISA said Wednesday that the plan provides a framework to guide the agency’s resource allocation, planning priorities and evaluation criteria in support of the joint forces’ efforts to counter adversaries, ensure resilience and adapt to challenges.

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DISA’s Contracting Arm to Reduce IT, Telecom Acquisition Service Fee in October

The Defense Information Systems Agency’s contracting arm will reduce the fee it charges to clients for enterprise procurement services by start of fiscal year 2020. DISA said Monday that the Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization will implement a 2.25 percent contracting fee for IT and telecommunication services starting Oct. 1, down from 2.5 percent.

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Jose Arrieta: HHS Eyes Blockchain Tech Partnership With DISA for Identity Verification

Jose Arrieta, chief information officer at the Department of Health and Human Services, said HHS plans to team up with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to leverage the HHS Accelerate blockchain procurement system in identity management, Federal News Network reported Thursday. Arrieta said he plans to meet with DISA officials to discuss a pilot project to link the blockchain tool to a user’s mobile phone or wearable device to better track behavioral data for identity verification.

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HHS CIO Jose Arrieta Unveils Top Tech Priorities

Jose Arrieta, chief information officer of the Department of Health and Human Services, announced plans to increase the agency’s partnerships within the government to boost innovation, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Arrieta took office as HHS’ permanent CIO on May 28 after serving as the agency’s associate deputy assistant secretary for acquisition. He said that his initial priorities will focus on changing the functions of the CIO and utilizing emerging technologies.

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DoD Seeking Commercial Services for Enterprise Cloud Efforts

The Department of Defense is implementing a multi-vendor approach to its 2018 Enterprise Cloud Strategy focused on simplifying agency operations, the Defense Information Systems Agency said Wednesday. Kevin Tate, a management analyst at the Office of the DoD Chief Information Officer, said at an AFCEA symposium in Baltimore, Md. that the department seeks to transition away from hardware-dependent infrastructures that lack flexibility and pose problems for equipment maintenance. 

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DISA Migrates Security Tech Guides to DoD Portal

The Defense Information Systems Agency has transferred its security technology implementation and requirement guides to the cyber .mil website. DISA said Thursday that it's moved over 350 security guides, a Windows 10 secure host baseline download, STIG viewer capabilities and security automation protocols to their website's Department of Defense Cyber Exchange portal.

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DISA’s Ernest Hibbs: U.S. Needs to Address System Engineering Gaps

Ernest Hibbs, chief engineer of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s infrastructure directorate, spoke about the country's systems engineering gaps during an event in Baltimore. Md. He discussed a number of cyber engineering problems including the country's posture as a target and excessive use of funds for discussions, DISA said Wednesday.

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Greg Griffin: DISA Needs to Synchronize Operations

Col. Greg Griffin, chief of defensive cyber operations at the Defense Information System Agency, said the agency's interactions has to be synchronized to address immediate concerns. Griffin explained during AFCEA's TechNet Cyber 2019 event that the agency has to align all its organizations and carry out cyber defenses in order to fill gaps, DISA said Monday.

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