The Pentagon’s inspector general said that the agency should increase personnel training and further promote Joint Regional Security Stacks to enhance regional security. JRSS provides the agency with equipment, including network routers, firewalls and switches, to secure its information network.Read More »
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.Read More »
The Defense Information Systems Agency has begun an effort to align the architecture of the Acropolis cyber defense network with the agency’s latest operational requirements.
The Where We Fight program involves adding non-classified and classified cloud environments, a private network and a data brokering program in Acropolis to increase the productivity of cyber analysts and save costs, DISA said Thursday.
The U.S. Navy debuted early this year a program that allows the service branch to conduct and direct for the first time mission-based and threat-focused inspections of cyber operations. The Office of Compliance and Assessment of the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command introduced the Command Cyber Operational Readiness Inspections program for …Read More »
The Defense Information Systems Agency will update the Defense Information Systems Network ‘s current packet-optical transport platform that provides a capacity of 10 gigabytes per second in aims to address growing bandwidth demands. DISA said Wednesday the Next Generation Optical Transport network upgrade project is intended to provide bandwidths with capacities of …Read More »
The U.S. Cyber Command has developed an operational approach to defensive cyber operations and strategic concepts which aim to help address a number of cyber threats to national security. According to a Department of the Navy report published Wednesday Cybercom also helped establish the Proactive – Defensive Cyberspace Operations Board which …Read More »
Brian Burns, acting chief information officer of the U.S. Coast Guard, has said the service branch is on track to meet the Defense Department’s March 2018 deadline to transition to Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Rear Adm. Kevin Lunday, commander of the Coast Guard’s Cyber Command, said the Windows …Read More »
The Defense Information Systems Agency has introduced cyber evaluation program meant to help combatant commands and federal agencies examine operational risks of missions based on a network’s current state of cybersecurity. DISA said Wednesday the Command Cyber Operational Readiness Inspection program will assess organizations’ compliance with Defense Department directives and security orders as well as evaluate networks’ physical …Read More »
A panel of senior leaders from the Defense Information Systems Agency and Joint Force Headquarters – Department of Defense Information Networks have discussed the agencies’ plans and priorities for 2017. DISA Executive Deputy Director Tony Montemarano noted the agency has modified its future business plans to a more purchase-oriented focus as opposed to …Read More »
Defense Department cyber forces have developed a document to establish a strategic vision for U.S. Cyber Command and its cyber mission force to reach initial operational capability in one of three core mission sets, C4ISRNET reported Friday. Mark Pomerlau writes the document titled “Joint Force Headquarters-DOD Information Networks Support Plan for Defense …Read More »