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October 2017
10/04/2017 Norton: Secure, operate, and defend are the fundamentals

Navy RADM Nancy A. Norton, vice director of the Defense Information Systems Agency, served as the keynote speaker at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Central Maryland Chapter Monthly Member luncheon in Greenbelt, Maryland, on Sept. 28.

10/02/2017 The Drumbeat - October 2017

An update from RADM Nancy Norton, vice director of the Defense Information Systems Agency:
- milCloud 2.0 to reduce hosting costs by up to 70%
- DOD Mobility Program rates slashed for fiscal year 2018
- 5,000+ mobility devices using Purebred
- Training Opportunities

September 2017
09/26/2017 DISA-managed network supports surveillance satellite communications

Air Force Space Command (AFSC) and the Diego Garcia tracking station (DGS) are using the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) Converged Access (DCA) Lite Network to communicate with the Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5), a space surveillance satellite that launched on Aug. 26.

09/26/2017 DISA cuts mobility rates by more than 50 percent

Department of Defense Mobility Program users will see a major rate reduction for mobile services provided by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) in fiscal year 2018 (FY18).

09/21/2017 Caranta assumes command of Joint Spectrum Center

Air Force Col John T. Caranta III assumed command of the Joint Spectrum Center (JSC) from Navy CAPT Steven J. Averett at a change of command ceremony held Sept. 15 in Annapolis, Maryland.

09/19/2017 DISA and JFHQ-DODIN fight hunger by donating 10,579 pounds of food

Defense Information Systems Agency and Joint Force Headquarters – DOD Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN) employees across the globe participated in the 2017 Feds Feed Families (FFF) campaign, donating a total of 10,579 pounds of food and other items to local food banks between June and August.

09/18/2017 DISA and JFHQ-DODIN celebrate 70th Air Force birthday

Personnel from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and Joint Force Headquarters – DOD Information Networks (JFHQ-DODIN) celebrated the Air Force’s 70 years of service on Sept. 15.

09/14/2017 Joint Service Provider director promoted to major general

Air Force Brig Gen Brian T. Dravis, director of the Joint Service Provider (JSP), and mobilization assistant to the director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), received his second star in a ceremony held in the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes on Sept. 12.

09/06/2017 DISA identifies best practices from recent audit

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Working Capital Fund earned a clean audit result from an independent public accounting agency hired by the Department of Defense (DOD) Office of the Inspector General.

A clean audit provides Congress, the DOD, customers, stakeholders, and taxpayers the confidence to know that DISA is fiscally responsible and conducting business in a consistent manner.

August 2017
08/30/2017 Defense Collaboration Services super-user training offered

Defense Collaboration Services (DCS) super-user training will be offered via DCS and throughout the coming months.

08/29/2017 White House Communications Agency conducts recruiting event in Hawaii

Members of the White House Communications Agency (WHCA) traveled to Hawaii July 22-29, to recruit military personnel for key positions within the agency.

08/25/2017 Meet RADM Nancy Norton, DISA vice director

Navy RADM Nancy Norton joined the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) as the vice director Aug. 11.

08/23/2017 Wall assumes command of DISA Northern Field Command

Air Force Col Trevor A. Wall assumed command of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Northern Field Command (DISA NORTHCOM), previously commanded by Air Force Col Albert Z. Talamantez, during a change of command ceremony held Aug. 17 at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

08/17/2017 Zabel reflects on tenure at DISA

DISA Vice Director Air Force Maj Gen Sarah E. Zabel reflected on her accomplishments and the agency’s future prior to her Aug. 21 departure to serve as the director of information technology acquisition process development in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition.

08/11/2017 Joint Service Provider celebrates second anniversary

The Joint Service Provider (JSP), an organization established in 2015 to consolidate information technology (IT) services provided to more than 38,000 customers in the Pentagon and National Capital Region, celebrated its second anniversary July 20.

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