September 2022
09/19/2022 DISA names new Joint Enterprise Services Directorate senior executive

On Aug. 29, the Defense Information Systems Agency appointed Caroline Bean to the Senior Executive Service at DISA Headquarters at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

09/09/2022 DISA executive recounts pivotal moments on 9/11, pushes for Joint Operational Situational Awareness

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Joseph Wassel anticipated a normal workday in the Pentagon as the assistant to the secretary of defense for Communications. When he heard about the first airplane hitting the World Trade Center in New York City, he went to the 24/7 operations center to assess the situation and by the time he returned to his office, a second plane had crashed.

August 2022
08/30/2022 DISA releases new Data Strategy Implementation Plan, pushes for improved data architecture

Defense Information Systems Agency leaders have recently released a new plan to improve the state of the agency’s data integration and utilization, information technology, and network capabilities.

08/30/2022 DISA 4th Estate Network Optimization Program scores high with migrated customers

The Defense Information Systems Agency’s 4th Estate Network Optimization Program Office conducted a DODNet Post-Migration Survey, resulting in a 4.1 out of 5.0 overall satisfaction score among nearly 950 users who have been migrated to the newly modernized information technology network, DODNet.

08/23/2022 DISA promotes from within and appoints newest Senior Executive Service member

The Defense Information Systems Agency appointed Tinisha McMillan to the Senior Executive Service Aug. 15 at DISA Headquarters in Fort George G. Meade, Md.

08/16/2022 DISA Joint Service Provider hosts Cyber Awareness Forum with government and industry

The Defense Information Systems Agency Joint Service Provider’s Cyber Workforce Development Team hosted their quarterly Cyber Awareness Forum, July 21, for the workforce, vendors, customers and Department of Defense.

08/15/2022 DISA Pacific makes a splash at RIMPAC 2022

RIMPAC 2022 involved 26 nations totaling 38 surface ships, four submarines, nine national land forces, more than 170 aircraft and approximately 25,000 personnel operating around the Hawaii Islands and Southern California from June 29 to Aug. 4.

08/12/2022 DISA’s new collaborative lab environment fosters IT innovation

Recently, a small group of innovative leaders at DISA established DISAWERX, a virtual and physical lab where computer experts imagine new and inventive ways to digitally communicate more effectively and efficiently. The lab is open to all Department of Defense personnel with an interest in IT.

08/11/2022 Open Letter to Defense Information Systems Agency Contractors

SUBJECT: Accessing U.S. Government Information Systems and Government Furnished Equipment (GFE)

08/10/2022 DISA Central battle captain lends a helping hand at MacDill Air Force Base

The Gary Sinise Foundation visited MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida July 8 to entertain the local service members, civilians and families with a performance from Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band. Army Staff Sgt. Emmanuel Angulo, DISA Central battle captain, seized the opportunity to volunteer at the monumental event.

08/09/2022 DISA collaborates across the department to remove critical asset blind spots for a significant US security partner

The Defense Information Systems Agency Central Field Command, DISA Europe Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, and U.S. Central Command Joint Security Office conducted a Fiscal Year ‘22 Higher Headquarters Assessment of four commercial cable landing stations for the United Arab Emirates.

08/03/2022 Klooster shares secret to success before retiring

Larry Klooster, vice director of Defense Information Systems Agency’s Operations and Infrastructure Center, closed out his career during a retirement ceremony Aug. 2.

08/03/2022 DISA encourages open dialogue with small business partners

The Defense Information Systems Agency is seeking feedback from its small business partners to learn the good, bad and ugly of their experiences during the solicitation and proposal process.

08/03/2022 DISA Joint Service Provider promotes STEM careers with college students

To provide a gold standard level of service, Defense Information Systems Agency Joint Service Provider constantly looks for ways to leverage new and emerging technology solutions to proactively address customer needs and achieve the organization’s goal to “Enable. Every. Mission.”

08/02/2022 Challenges and way ahead for cybersecurity workforce in today’s federal government

U.S. federal government workforce studies determined that government agencies continue to experience a steady increase in employee turnover rates – a trend for several decades.

08/01/2022 DISA bests federal government-wide Employee Engagement and Satisfaction score

The Defense Information Systems Agency beat the government-wide average of 64.5% for Employee Engagement and Satisfaction with a score of 73.5%, ranking the agency at 184 of 432 subcomponent agencies evaluated.

July 2022
07/28/2022 DISA extends Thunderdome Prototype OTA

Additional time for development of a SIPR zero trust prototype

07/26/2022 DISA seeing success with Other Transaction Authority prototypes

When the Defense Information Systems Agency needs a leading-edge commercial solution, one approach is to acquire it through an Other Transaction Authority.

07/26/2022 US designates 988 as new Suicide Prevention Lifeline

As of July 16, anyone experiencing a mental health crisis can now text or call 988 to receive crisis care. Designed to be as quick and memorable as 911, the new three-digit 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline connects people who are suicidal or experiencing a mental health crisis to a mental health professional 24/7 anywhere in the United States.

07/25/2022 DISA 4ENO delivers successful start to Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency’s migration to DODnet

During the week of July 18, the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Fourth Estate Network Optimization program office launched and completed the first phase in migrating the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency from its legacy information technology network to the newly modernized IT network, DODNet.

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