Tag Archives: DoD Information Network

Maj. Gen. Robert Skinner Now Senate-Confirmed for DISA Leadership Role

Maj. Gen. Robert Skinner

Maj. Gen. Robert Skinner has received Senate confirmation to lead the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) as director, succeeding Vice Adm. Nancy Norton. He will rank up to lieutenant general for the role through which he will lead efforts to protect the Department of Defense's (DoD) enterprise infrastructure and operate joint command-and-control functions.

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John Sherman: DoD Extends Commercial Virtual Remote Capability to June 2021

John Sherman

John Sherman, principal deputy chief information officer at the Department of Defense (DoD), said DoD has moved to extend to June 2021 the use of the commercial virtual remote environment to support employees who are teleworking. Sherman said that over a million users are adopting the capability to perform calls, teaming and video conferences.

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

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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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Nancy Norton: DoD Needs Cyber Partnerships, Workforce for Multidomain Efforts

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Vice Adm. Nancy Norton, commander of the Defense Information Systems Agency, told attendees at an AFCEA conference in Maryland that the Department of Defense must prepare for cyberwarfare and a multidomain battle, DISA said Tuesday. Norton, also the head of the Joint Force Headquarters - DoD Information Network, said the Pentagon needs to implement a “competitive mindset” in optimizing cyberspace to support national security efforts.

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