DISA is a combat support agency of the Department of Defense (DoD). The agency is composed of nearly 6,000 civilian employees; more than 1,500 active duty military personnel from the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps; and approximately 7,500 defense contractors. The agency provides, operates, and assures command and control and information-sharing capabilities and a globally accessible enterprise information infrastructure in direct support to joint warfighters, national level leaders, and other mission and coalition partners across the full spectrum of military operations.
CHAIN OF COMMAND
DISA reports to the DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO), Teri Takai.
The Office of the DoD CIO is the department’s primary authority for the policy and oversight of information resources management, to include matters related to information technology (IT), network defense, and network operations. The DoD CIO is responsible for achieving and maintaining information superiority through the collection, processing, and dissemination of an uninterrupted flow of information in support of DoD missions. The DoD CIO exercises authority, direction, and control over the director of DISA and organizationally reports to the secretary of defense, the principal advisor to the president of the United States on all defense matters and issues.