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DISA CIO Outlines Tactics to Achieve IT Efficiencies


Bennett IT EfficienciesDave Bennett, the Defense Information Systems Agency’s chief information officer and director for Enterprise Information Services, opened FedScoop’s “Lowering the Cost of Government with Information Technology (IT) Summit,” held August 21 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., with his perspectives on IT consolidation.

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DISA Conducts Forecast to Industry

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) conducted its annual Forecast to Industry event Wednesday, Aug. 20, at its headquarters complex on Fort Meade, Maryland.

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DISA Closes Defense Enterprise Computing Center in Huntsville, Alabama

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. – The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) closed the Defense Enterprise Computing Center (DECC) at Huntsville, Ala. on May 30.

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DISA Announces DoD Mobility Capability, 2.0 for Android/Samsung Knox

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), as the lead agency for the DOD Mobility Capability, implemented its 2.0 release for Android/Samsung Knox capability under the DOD Mobility Unclassified Capability (DMUC) to mission partners May 9.

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DISA Releases 2014-2019 Strategic Plan

The Defense Information Systems Agency released the agency's 2014-2019 Strategic Plan May 12. This updated strategy replaces the 2013-2018 Strategic Plan and rescinds the earlier DISA 2012 Campaign Plan.

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milCloud Overview

DISA now offers milCloud, a cloud-service portfolio, featuring an integrated suite of capabilities designed to drive agility into the development, deployment and maintenance of DoD applications.

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DISA Releases DoD Enterprise Portal Service 2.0 for Classified Network

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) delivered version 2.0 of the DoD Enterprise Portal Service (DEPS) on the Secret Internet Protocol Network (SIPRNet) Feb. 28.

DEPS 2.0 introduces both dedicated and shared service offerings. The environments allow mission partners the flexibility to select the offering that best supports their mission from a range of capacity and storage options.

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DoD Awards Joint Enterprise License Agreement for Adobe Products

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. – The Department of Defense recently entered into a three-year, $40.5 million joint enterprise license agreement (JELA) with CDW-G for Adobe products, effectively leveraging the buying power of 2.6 million DoD personnel with the Army, Air Force, and Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). The department's second JELA — with goals similar to its first in December 2012 for Microsoft products — seeks to reduce costs and improve interoperability, collaboration, document services, and publishing capabilities, and supports combatant command headquarters for which the Army and Air Force are the executive agents.

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Air Force Headquarters Adopts DoD Enterprise Email Service

Air Force Headquarters has completed the transition to Department of Defense (DoD) Enterprise Email (DEE) — the department's secure, cloud-based email solution.

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DISA Announces Initial Release v1.0 of DoD Unclassified Mobility Capability

The new year will bring new mobile capabilities to as many as 100,000 DOD users. DOD will begin deploying version 1.0 of the unclassified mobility capability Jan. 31 and will build out capacity to support up to 100,000 users by the end of the fiscal year.

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DISA Participates in Annual Exercise Focused on Cyber Operations and Defense

A team of personnel from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) participated in the U.S. Cyber Command-sponsored joint exercise Cyber Flag 14-1, which took place at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 1-8.

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Students Mentored by DISA Employees Meet with Agency Director

Students participating in the Defense Information Systems Agency's "Interactive Student Career Opportunity and Volunteer Experience Resource Program"-- also known as the DISCOVER program -- had the opportunity to talk about their experience with Air Force Lt Gen Ronnie D. Hawkins, director of DISA, on Nov. 6.

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DISA Takes Step Toward Data Center Consolidation

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) closed data center operations at Dayton, Ohio, and Chambersburg, Pa., and transferred the functions of these centers to other Defense Enterprise Computing Centers (DECCs) Oct. 1.

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DoD Mobility Website Now Available

This new website offers a comprehensive resource covering DISA's activities and service offerings within the mobility domain. Visitors can learn about enterprise capabilities, the DoD Application Store, as well as a number of other mobile solutions.

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OSD Staff and USSOUTHCOM Complete Transition to DOD Enterprise Email

The staff of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) joined the more than 1.4 million users of DOD Enterprise Email (DEE), the Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) private, cloud-based email service.

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Defense Connect Online to Launch Update Oct. 20

Defense Connect Online (DCO) version 2.0 will be available for unclassified use throughout the DoD on Oct. 20. The upgrade features an updated user interface; the ability to register for an account and login with a Common Access Card (CAC); and the reintroduction of a single URL to create, host, and manage meetings.

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