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July 2017
07/28/2017 Weekly meetings offer dialogue regarding emerging technologies

Technical Exchange Meetings (TEMs), which provide a forum for open dialog between representatives from industry, academia, DOD, and federal agencies, take place every Friday at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

07/12/2017 Shahan assumes command of Joint Staff Support Center

Air Force Col Douglas S. Shahan assumed command of the Defense Information System Agency’s Joint Staff Support Center (JSSC) from outgoing commander Army COL Stephen M. Murphy at a change of command ceremony held in the Pentagon Conference Center July 7.

07/12/2017 Training sessions offer guidance for DISN connection approval process

Live and recorded trainings are available for DOD and non-DOD entities seeking to establish, re-accredit, or re-certify their connections to the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN).

June 2017
06/27/2017 Assured Compliance Assessment Solution training courses offered globally

Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) classes, focused on the application’s version 5.4 console, will be offered at locations around the world from July through December.

06/26/2017 DISA moves forward with milCloud 2.0

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) awarded a competitive single award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for milCloud 2.0 Phase 1 commercial infrastructure services in Department of Defense (DOD) facilities on June 9, 2017, partnering with CSRA, LLC, to connect DOD networks in a private deployment model for use by the DOD community and DOD partners, to include transition engineering services.

06/22/2017 DISA and DMA partner to host Federal Knowledge Management Working Group

Information is everywhere, but if it isn’t shared, found, or presented in the right manner, it’s worthless.
"You may be presenting information all the time, but the deluge might not be working. [You must] help the information be easier to find," said Stuart Timerman, a speaker at the 26th quarterly Federal Knowledge Management Community (FKMC) meeting, held at Defense Media Activity (DMA) June 16.

06/14/2017 4 things mission and industry partners need to know about DISA

DISA Executive Deputy Director Tony Montemarano continued his annual tradition of presenting a DISA familiarization workshop proceeding the official opening of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium on June 13.

06/13/2017 DISA ‘reimagining the workplace’

In the future, a combination of biometrics and behaviors associated with an individual’s mobile device will be used to determine the level of access he or she has on DOD networks, said DISA director and Joint Force Headquarters – DOD Information Networks commander Army Lt. Gen. Alan R. Lynn at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s (AFCEA) Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium in Baltimore June 13.

06/08/2017 DISA and JFHQ-DODIN celebrate 242nd Army birthday

The Defense Information Systems Agency and the Joint Force Headquarters – DOD Information Networks (JFHQ-DODIN) workforce celebrated the Army’s 242nd birthday at their joint headquarters on Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, June 7.

May 2017
05/08/2017 Lynn discusses evolving DOD’s information infrastructure

As DISA looks at evolving the infrastructure, there are a number of initiatives that are under consideration.

“We are trying to cut wire networks and legacy networks out of the DODIN,” said Army LTG Alan Lynn, DISA director and commander of Joint Force Headquarters – Department of Defense Information Networks. “It is an additional expense and technology is past it. We are trying to come to the 21st century. We cannot afford to keep having more and more older systems.”

April 2017
04/20/2017 DISA Headquarters Continuity of Operations Exercise Scheduled for Thursday and Friday

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) will conduct a comprehensive Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) exercise at the DISA headquarters complex here Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21.

04/06/2017 DISA system improves access to, quality of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance video

The Unified Video Dissemination System (UVDS) enables members of the global U.S. intelligence community to view live full-motion video feeds -- collected by manned and unmanned aerial platforms -- in high fidelity and without imagery dropout, ultimately improving situational awareness, enabling decision-making, and improving commanders’ ability to ensure the safety of troops.

March 2017
03/30/2017 Workforce accomplishments recognized during DISA and JFHQ-DODIN annual awards ceremony

DISA and Joint Force Headquarters – DOD Information Networks (JFHQ-DODIN) held their annual awards ceremony March 30 at DISA headquarters.

Employees around the world gathered in-person and virtually to recognize military and civilian individuals and teams for their outstanding achievements during the 2016 calendar year.

03/30/2017 Symposium provides women-owned small businesses advice, networking opportunities

More than 65 women-owned small businesses (WOSB) took part in an event hosted by the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Office of Small Business Programs at the agency’s Headquarters on Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, March 24.

The symposium, titled “Business Smart, Business Savvy: Women Boldly Blazing Brilliant Solutions,” provided an opportunity for attendees to learn about the basic requirements to do business with the federal government, what WOSBs need to do to get noticed by government agencies, and how teaming up with large-to-mid-sized businesses can benefit them.

03/29/2017 New cyber assessment program focuses on operational risk

A new cyber assessment program, known as a Command Cyber Operational Readiness Inspection (CCORI), focuses on providing combatant commands and federal agencies with a greater understanding of the operational risk their missions face because of their cybersecurity posture.

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