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April 2019
04/15/2019 DISA component keeps secretary of defense connected, informed

The Secretary of Defense Communications (SDC) organization provides dedicated communications support, decision support, and situational awareness services to the secretary and deputy secretary of defense, their immediate offices, and designated special emissaries.

04/10/2019 Defense Collaboration Services integrates teleconferencing capability

The Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Defense Collaboration Services (DCS) now has an integrated teleconferencing capability available to DOD employees worldwide at no cost.

04/09/2019 DISA reconnects warfighters following catastrophic Midwest flooding

The Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) worked with the U.S. Air Force’s 55th Wing to establish mobile connectivity following historic flooding in Nebraska in March.

04/08/2019 DISA improves customer experience by establishing recurring maintenance schedule, reducing service interruptions

In an effort to decrease authorized service interruptions (ASI) and increase customer awareness of system maintenance schedules across DISA’s enterprise, the DISA Command Center (DCC) will implement a formal process for recurring maintenance actions in April 2019.

04/02/2019 DISA grants provisional authorization at data impact level 5 to Project Host Federal Private Cloud

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) granted a 12-month Department of Defense (DOD) provisional authorization for Project Host Federal Private Cloud (PJHFPC) April 1.

04/01/2019 DISA’s mobility program focuses on application, endpoint security

Striking a balance between mobile device security and user needs is a constant challenge for the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) DOD Mobility Unclassified Capability program management office (DMUC PMO).

March 2019
03/28/2019 DISA’s new cloud-based storage solution enables secure access to data anywhere, anytime

To maintain their tactical edge on the battlefield, today’s warfighters need the ability to access and share information from anywhere. Whether using a mobile device or a laptop computer, end users must have a secure, reliable way to access data and collaborate with other users.

03/12/2019 DISA prepares warfighters for future multi-domain conflicts

“We need to set the globe,” Navy Vice Adm. Nancy A. Norton, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and commander of the Joint Force Headquarters – DOD Information Network, told her combined workforce during a Feb. 21 town hall.

03/07/2019 DISA’s National Background Investigation Service Program to transfer to Defense Security Service

The Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) National Background Investigation Service (NBIS) will soon fall under the authority, direction, and control of the Director of Defense Security Service (DSS), according to a memorandum issued by David L. Norquist, who is performing the duties of the Deputy Secretary of Defense, Jan. 28.

03/04/2019 The Drumbeat - March 2019

The March edition of Vice Adm. Nancy Norton's "The Drumbeat" includes updates on DISA's efforts related to the Joint Regional Security Stacks and endpoint security, information regarding the impending transfer of DISA’s National Background Investigation Service resources to the Defense Security Service, and an invitation for warrant officers in the signal, communications, and cyber fields to attend a knowledge transfer session this spring.

03/01/2019 DISA takes first step in automating service orders

Organizations throughout the Department of Defense (DOD) are one step closer to ordering Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)-managed services and capabilities through a web-based platform.

February 2019
02/21/2019 DISA addresses 5 mission partner concerns regarding Joint Regional Security Stacks

Feedback received from mission partners and testing authorities has helped DISA figure out what it is doing right and where it can improve with regard to the Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS) – regional suites of equipment intended to enable Department of Defense (DOD) cyber defenders to continuously monitor and analyze the DOD Information Network (DODIN) and minimize the effects of cyber threats while ensuring the integrity, availability, and confidentiality of data.

02/12/2019 DISA grants provisional authorization at data impact level 5 to PTC Cloud Services

The Defense Information Systems Agency authorizing official granted a 12-month Department of Defense (DOD) provisional authorization for PTC Cloud Services’ DOD community cloud. PTC Cloud Services (CS) offers a software as a service (SaaS) for systems hosting Impact Level 5 (IL5) controlled unclassified information data.

02/12/2019 Endpoint Security Summit focuses on enterprise modernization

A Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)-hosted Endpoint Security Summit, took place at the agency’s Fort Meade headquarters Feb. 5-7, bringing together more than 250 Department of Defense (DOD) endpoint security subject matter experts, system administrators, analysts, and users to discuss endpoint modernization efforts.

02/06/2019 DISA grants provisional authorization at data impact level 4 to Adobe

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Authorizing Official granted a one-year Department of Defense (DOD) Provisional Authorization (PA) with conditions to the Adobe Experience Manager for Managed Services (AEMMS). The AEMMS offers an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for systems hosting Impact Level 5 data.

January 2019
01/14/2019 DISA increases Mission Partner Engagement Forum frequency

In a continuing effort to enhance collaboration and forge trusted partnerships, DISA’s Mission Partner Engagement Office (MPEO) is increasing the frequency of its customer engagement forum.

December 2018
12/20/2018 Forge.mil becomes first application to migrate to milCloud 2.0

Forge.mil, a Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) -managed application, became the first Department of Defense (DOD) application with a production environment hosted in the milCloud 2.0 infrastructure-as-a-service offering Dec. 20.

12/18/2018 DISA begins deploying technology to modernize security clearance investigations

The Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) National Background Investigation Services (NBIS) program office released its first set of capabilities (release 1.0) in October, and is preparing to deploy release 1.5 at the end of December.

12/04/2018 DISA airborne ISR platform team recognized by DOD Chief Information Officer

The Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (AISR) team was one of 20 teams and individuals presented with a 2018 Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (DOD CIO) Annual Award for Cyber and Information Technology (IT) Excellence.

12/04/2018 DISA receives DOD CIO Award for proactive planning

A Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) joint planning group was awarded the 2018 Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (DOD CIO) Annual Award for Cyber and Information Technology (IT) Excellence for its contributions to enhancing operational readiness in the Korean theater of operations in support of United States Forces Korea.

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