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Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner Takes Helm Over DISA, DOD Information Network

Robert Skinner

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton has turned over her leadership over the Department of Defense Information Network and the Defense Information Systems Agency to Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner. Skinner is now DISA director and commander of Joint Force Headquarters – DODIN, following a turnover ceremony that took place Friday at Fort George G. Meade, DISA said the same day.

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DISA to Manage DoD’s Cloud Program Office by Jan. 31st

DoD Cloud Program

The Department of Defense (DoD) plans to shift oversight of enterprise cloud initiatives from its office of the chief information officer to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) by Jan. 31st. Vice Adm. Nancy Norton, director of DISA and 2018 Wash100 Award recipient, announced the DoD Cloud Computing Program Office's transition. 

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DISA Begins Mission Analysis for Updated Strategic Plan; Vice Adm. Nancy Norton Quoted

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has launched a mission analysis effort to help further develop the recently released Version 2 of the agency's strategic plan for fiscal year 2019 through 2022. “This is about continuous improvement and shaping the DISA of the future,” noted Vice Adm. Nancy Norton, director of DISA.

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Vice Adm. Nancy Norton on DISA’s Cloud-Based Threat Isolation Effort

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and Wash100 awardee, has said the agency is working to “isolate” suspicious activities in a cloud environment to support remote work operations, DOD News reported Thursday. "Our primary goal is to preserve and protect the ability of our workforce to conduct mission central operations that we support on national defense and current worldwide military missions," she said.

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DoD Looks Into Networks for Signs of Breach Amid SolarWinds Orion Compromise; Vice Adm. Nancy Norton Quoted

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued an emergency directive directing all agencies to disconnect SolarWinds’ Orion Network Management products from their networks to mitigate a cyber vulnerability and to date, there has been no sign of breach in the Department of Defense’s classified and nonclassified networks, C4ISRNET reported Thursday.

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DISA Eyes 2021 Release for Zero-Trust Implementation Blueprint; Neal Ziring Quoted

Cybersecurity

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is looking to release a blueprint for zero-trust implementation by sometime next year as the Pentagon works to transition to a new cybersecurity framework. Vice Adm. Nancy Norton, director of DISA and former Wash100 Award recipient, first announced the agency's plans to release the zero-trust guide in early Dec. 2020. 

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Vice Adm. Nancy Norton Issues Letter on DISA’s Cloud, Cybersecurity Priorities Through FY 2022

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton, director of the  Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), has released a letter stating the agency’s modernization priorities for fiscal years 2021 and 2022. Norton said that DISA’s blueprint will focus on cloud, cyber defense and the enterprise implementation of Microsoft’s Office 365 collaborative tool suite as part of the Defense Enterprise Office Solution program.

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DISA Officials Say Cloud-Based Internet Isolation Could Help Block Malware, Reduce Bandwidth; Vice Adm. Nancy Norton Quoted

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton

Officials with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) said implementing the Cloud-Based Internet Isolation (CBII) system for browsing the web could help the Department of Defense (DoD) improve cybersecurity and generate approximately $300 million in savings. CBII could help reduce the bandwidth and protect against malware by assigning a cloud-based intermediary that oversees all direct communication. 

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Vice Adm. Nancy Norton: DISA’s Updated Strategic Plan Takes Into Account Pandemic-Related Changes

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and a previous Wash100 awardee, said DISA will release in the coming weeks its updated Strategic Plan taking into account the COVID-19 pandemic and other operational changes. "The biggest one is COVID-19 and the mass telework environment that we’re in,” said Norton. 

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Maj. Gen. Robert Skinner 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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