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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.

June 2019
06/17/2019 DISA reduces DITCO contracting fee

The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization (DITCO) – the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) contracting arm – is reducing its fee for enterprise acquisition services beginning Oct. 1, 2019.

06/14/2019 Army veteran emphasizes values, commitment during 244th Army birthday celebration

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and Joint Force Headquarters DOD-Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN) workforce and their guests celebrated the Army’s 244th birthday at their joint headquarters on Fort George G. Meade June 14.

May 2019
05/28/2019 DISA to deliver collaboration tools as part of DOD Enterprise Cloud Strategy

The Department of Defense (DOD) Enterprise Cloud Strategy was a popular discussion topic during the AFCEA TechNet Cyber 2019 Symposium in Baltimore May 14-16 and the DOD Chief Information Officer (CIO) Global Town Hall hosted at the the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) headquarters on Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, May 17.

05/23/2019 DISA unveils Cyber.mil as new home of cybersecurity standards

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) migrated its Security Requirements Guides (SRGs) and Security Technology Implementation Guides (STIGs) to a new home, https://cyber.mil/, earlier this month.

05/22/2019 Systems engineering critical in a cyber world

In terms of cyber, the United States is “a victim of our own success,” said Ernest Hibbs, chief engineer in the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Infrastructure Directorate, during the AFCEA TechNet Cyber 2019 symposium in Baltimore May 15.

05/21/2019 DISA seeks automated tools to identify potential cyber threats, conduct analysis

Leaders from the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) Division discussed some of the agency’s top DCO challenges during a panel discussion at AFCEA’s TechNet Cyber 2019 symposium in Baltimore May 15.

05/21/2019 Other Transaction Agreement awarded for defense security vetting

The Defense Security Service and Defense Information Systems Agency awarded an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) for nearly $75 million to Perspecta Enterprise Solutions LLC of Herndon, Virginia, May 14.

The OTA will support the continued reform and modernization of the security clearance personnel vetting processes and continued innovation for the National Background Investigation Service information technology system.

05/20/2019 DISA provides Public Key Infrastructure security for the mobile environment

“Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) has emerged as the foundation to provide secure data transmission and internet security,” said Donald Parker, chief of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Public Key Infrastructure Branch, during the 2019 AFCEA TechNet Cyber in Baltimore May 16.

05/17/2019 DOD CIO taps into DISA’s expertise to execute global town hall

Dana Deasy, the Department of Defense chief information officer (DOD CIO), knows which agency to tap for assistance as he prepares for his first global town hall May 17 – the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).

As the DOD’s premier information technology (IT) provider, working together with the Defense Media Activity, DISA stands ready to execute the mission at hand.

05/16/2019 DISA continues to explore alternative authentication processes

The Department of Defense (DOD) has explored alternatives for authenticating and verifying user access to its information systems for several years.

Army Maj. Nikolaus J. Ziegler, military director of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Innovation Office, said DISA is leading the department’s effort in developing a way to authenticate users’ identity through commercially available technologies that meet the department’s security parameters.

05/16/2019 DISA spearheads effort to consolidate ‘fourth estate’ networks

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is leading an effort aimed at consolidating the common use information technology (IT) infrastructure for the Department of Defense’s (DOD) “fourth estate” - headquarters, agencies, and activities that do not fall under the military departments.

05/15/2019 DISA ensures cloud security is on par with DOD’s physical data centers

“DISA developed the Secure Cloud Computing Architecture (SCCA) with a focus on providing required security and management services - alleviating mission partners of the burden - and enabling mission partners to progress through the authority to operate process,” said Bernard del Rosario, chief of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Emergent Services Division during the AFCEA TechNet Cyber Symposium in Baltimore May 14.

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