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December 2019
12/05/2019 DISA, JFHQ-DODIN celebrate 244th Marine Corps birthday

The DISA and JFHQ-DODIN workforce and guests celebrated the 244th Marine Corps birthday at DISA Headquarters, Friday, Nov. 8. The official Marine Corps birthday is Nov. 10.

November 2019
11/12/2019 DISA formally designated as single service provider for Fourth Estate optimization effort

The Deputy Secretary of Defense signed the Fourth Estate Network Optimization Execution Guidance memorandum designating the Defense Information Systems Agency as the single service provider of common use information technology services.

11/06/2019 DISA invites industry to collaborate in nation’s defense

The Defense Information Systems Agency’s present and future industry partners joined DISA for Forecast to Industry 2019 Nov. 4 at Martin’s West in Baltimore, Maryland.

October 2019
10/29/2019 DISA engages next generation in Missouri

Officials from the Defense Information Systems Agency visited with Missouri high school and university students, as well as faculty and staff, to highlight the Department of Defense’s mission in cyberspace and the boundless career opportunities available for cyber professionals.

10/29/2019 The Drumbeat - October 2019

The October edition of Vice Adm. Nancy Norton's newsletter, "The Drumbeat," highlights what's new and what's on the horizon regarding the Defense Information Systems Agency's services, capabilities and support.

This edition includes:
- Senior leader changes.
- DoD SAFE replaces the Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center’s, Safe Access File Exchange (AMRDEC SAFE).
- DoD modernizes authentication standard.
- Forecast to Industry 2019.
- We are hiring: Career opportunities at DISA.

10/23/2019 DISA, JFHQ-DODIN celebrate 244 years of Naval heritage

The DISA and JFHQ-DODIN workforce and guests celebrated the Navy’s birthday during a cake-cutting ceremony hosted by DISA Director and JFHQ-DODIN Commander Navy Vice Adm. Nancy A. Norton, at DISA Headquarters Oct. 11. The official Navy birthday was Oct. 13.

10/23/2019 Section 508 Compliance Coordinator Ameenah Ghoston receives prestigious DoD award

Ameenah Ghoston, an information technology specialist in DISA’s Risk Management Executive, Office of the Chief Information Officer, received the Secretary of Defense Award for Outstanding DoD Employees and Service Members with Disabilities.

10/21/2019 DISA developed application chosen to consolidate several Air Force aircraft maintenance systems

In an effort to reduce the number of redundant programs, the U.S. Air Force is collapsing similar information technology systems and selected Core Automated Maintenance System for Mobility to be the service’s single Maintenance Information System.

September 2019
09/24/2019 Chief of staff brings mission knowledge to position, celebrates diversity while setting steady course for the future

It has been two months since DISA’s newest chief of staff took office July 22, but in that time, she’ has been charting a clear path forward for DISA’s diverse workforce.

09/19/2019 DISA celebrates US Air Force’s 72nd Birthday

The Defense Information Systems Agency marked the U.S. Air Force’s 72nd birthday with a celebration hosted by DISA’s Assistant to the Director, Army Maj. Gen. Garrett Yee on Sept. 18.

09/09/2019 DISA remembers a day that changed America forever

In remembrance of the 18th anniversary of the most deadly terrorist attack in American history, several DISA staffers shared their memories of 9/11 and why we must never forget.

09/04/2019 DISA’s combat support portfolio ensures information dominance for DOD

Classified mobile capabilities, assured identity, and secure access to data from anywhere at any time ensure information dominance for the department.
Agency representatives shared how these capabilities provide the roadmap to mobility Aug. 20 during a panel moderated by DISA’s Assistant to the Director, Army Maj. Gen. Garrett Yee at TechNet Augusta 2019.

August 2019
08/20/2019 DISA’s assured identity initiative featured on NBC News

The Defense Information Systems Agency’s assured identity initiative, which focuses on advancing how federal agencies identify and authenticate people and devices to provide a more secure computing environment, was featured on NBC News Aug. 15.

08/16/2019 DISA streamlines approach to cloud authorizations

DISA issued a provisional authorization Aug. 15 enabling DOD mission partners and service components to host DOD Impact Level 2 data on Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program Authorized, Moderate Baseline, Cloud Service Offerings, without waiting for an explicit, DOD written authorization.

08/15/2019 DOD Secure Access File Exchange achieves Initial Operating Capability

In response to a DOD Chief Information Officer (CIO) directive, the Defense Information Systems Agency Services Development Directorate deployed Department of Defense Secure Access File Exchange (DOD SAFE) Aug. 15.

08/13/2019 DISA grants Provisional Authorization to Oracle Fusion Cloud for Impact Level 4 Data

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) granted a one-year Department of Defense (DOD) Provisional Authorization August 11 to the Oracle Fusion Cloud (OFC) by Oracle America, Inc. The OFC offers Software as a Service (SaaS) to the DOD Community and supports Impact Level 4 (IL4).

July 2019
07/30/2019 DSO director to mission partners: ‘We want to hear from you’

After taking over as Defense Spectrum Organization (DSO) director in June, Gregory Wagner set specific goals for the organization he now leads – make DSO the Department of Defense center of excellence for electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) capabilities, services, and operations.

07/23/2019 DISA grants Provisional Authorization to Cisco Cloud for Impact Level 5 data

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) granted a 12-month Department of Defense (DOD) Provisional Authorization July 20 for Hosted Collaboration Solution for Defense (HCS-D) by Cisco. The HCS-D offers Software as a Service (SaaS) and supports Impact Level 5 (IL5) data.

07/11/2019 DISA awards $7.5B SETI restricted competition pool

The Defense Information Systems Agency awarded its $7.5 billion Systems Engineering, Technology, and Innovation (SETI) contracts, restricted competition pool, to 23 small businesses to streamline critical engineering expertise to research, design, develop, integrate, and optimize Department of Defense (DOD) information technology capabilities, systems, and solutions July 8.

07/10/2019 DISA’s new strategic plan sets agency’s course through 2022

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) released a strategic plan for the years 2019 through 2022 via the agency’s website July 10.

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