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The day highlights included demonstrations of 3D printing and how it relates to transportation by U.S. Transportation Command, a drone display and Wi-Fi cracking by the Cyber Support Squadron and an operations floor tour by the Defense Information Systems Agency, who also hosted half of the ... students
For example, students learned about 3D printing and how it relates to transportation by U.S. Transportation Command, watched a drone display and Wi-Fi cracking by the Cyberspace Support Squadron and toured an operations floor tour in the Defense Information Systems Agency, who also hosted half ... Scott AFB DoD

Satcom services are the responsibility of the Defense Information Systems Agency, an entirely different organization with a separate chain of command and budget. "When your organization is fractured like that, it is hard to make good decisions and tradeoffs," said Harrison. "That's why we see the ...
Certification from the Department of Defense chief information officer that each of the military services, the combatant commands, the Defense Information Systems Agency, and the chief information officers of each of the services have been consulted during the drafting of the JEDI RFP. Provisions within the ...
That extra cash is reportedly earmarked for space programs run by the Army, Navy, Office of Secretary of Defense, and Defense Information Systems Agency. The remaining (majority) $11.4 billion is allocated to the Air Force. The Department of Defense, in charge of the U.S. Armed Forces, proposed a fiscal ...
Furthermore, the document should include a certification from DOD's chief information officer that each of the military services, the combatant commands, the Defense Information Systems Agency and the chief information officers of each of the services "have been consulted during the drafting of the RFP," ...

There already are battles in cyberspace. The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has got the warriors — and the weapons — to prove it. And just as in kinetic war, it takes constant adaptation, new strategies, tactics and weapons to engage adversaries whose own means and methods are ...
Pete Gallagher told reporters March 19 at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia. The team examined information from multiple organizations such as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Defense Information Systems Agency, he said. Gallagher's group is one of the first established ...
Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Ask the CIO's audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne. The Defense Department isn't creating a new path with its desire to move to the commercial cloud. In many ways, the Defense Information Systems Agency already took ...
The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has completed the transition of the Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet) to a virtual network, which increases its bandwidth tenfold, while supporting plans to extend SIPRNet to the very edges of the network via the commercial cloud.
Nine months after the Department of Defense awarded a potential eight-year, $498 million contract to CSRA for the next iteration of milCloud, the Defense Information Systems Agency granted CSRA a DOD Provisional Authorization Impact Level 5 for milCloud 2.0. IL 5 authorization allows government ...
There are plenty of free resources available to help you understand and guide your hardening process: a thorough (and rigid) library of hardening documentation is managed by a federal agency called the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Their guides focus on strict hardening. DISA publishes ...
Peace later served as the principal deputy director for the FBI's National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force, facilitating interagency efforts across 20 defense, intelligence and law enforcement agencies. She also worked at the Defense Information Systems Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency and ...
Larry Prior, CSRA president and CEO and a 2018 Wash100 recipient, said the company has teamed up with the Defense Information Systems Agency to provide cloud services through milCloud 2.0 and will work to help warfighters focus on their mission through the cloud platform. The company also ...
Also on Monday, the Defense Information Systems Agency announced that its MilCloud 2.0 service had attained a key security approval, another major step toward DoD's adoption of commercial cloud computing. The provisional authorization for what DoD classifies as “impact level 5” data means ...
After coming online months earlier than expected in February, CSRA's private cloud—called milCloud 2.0—is advancing in capabilities it can provide Defense Department customers. On Tuesday, the company announced a provision authorization from the Defense Information Systems Agency to operate ...
The Defense Information Systems Agency has granted CSRA approval to begin operating a new on-premise, commercial cloud environment. DISA granted milCloud 2.0 the provisional authorization to host “Impact Level 5” data, meaning the servers can now host unclassified national security systems, ...

During a symposium hosted by the Defense Information Systems Agency in December, Army Lt. Gen. Alan R. Lynn, a former DISA director, listed the benefits to cloud-based computing. “You build a lake of information that you can pull from, and that's a big benefit that helps with warfighting,” he said.
The Defense Information Systems Agency—the warfighters' IT department—awarded a $902 million contract to Knight Point Systems to provide communications infrastructure at a dozen locations nationwide. The agency awarded the follow-on to the Communications Capacity Services Contract, now known ...
DoD's Cloud Executive Steering Group will facilitate the industry day for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud program at the Sheraton Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia. U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn said at a Defense Information Systems Agency-hosted forum in December that he believes ...
During a symposium hosted by the Defense Information Systems Agency in December, Army Lt. Gen. Alan R. Lynn, a former DISA director, listed the benefits to cloud-based computing. “You build a lake of information that you can pull from, and that's a big benefit that helps with warfighting,” he said.
The Navy has already publicly floated the idea of using the Defense Information Systems Agency's forthcoming Defense Enterprise Office Solutions for email and other productivity services, but McNeal said budget considerations over the last several months had led the Navy to more seriously consider a ...
Knight Point Systems has won a $902 million contract to continue providing communication infrastructure services for the Defense Information Systems Agency. The potential 10-year Communications Capacity Services II recompete contract includes the provision of routers, switches, appliances, monitoring ...
And MilCloud 2.0, the commercially-run successor to the Defense Information Systems Agency's government-run cloud service is expected to earn a provisional authority to operate (ATO) for the highest levels of unclassified data (“impact level 5”) within the next several days. That offering, operated by prime ...
Henry J. Sienkiewicz, former CIO of the US Defense Information Systems Agency, who is currently chief innovation and revenue officer for Secure Channels, says wisdom from Sun Tzu's ancient military treatise applies to the combat against cybercriminals today. Sienkiewicz explains the crossover in his ...
The largest CPU bug in history caught the Defense Department by surprise. Or not. DOD · Intelligence · Threatwatch. Did the Defense Information Systems Agency, or DISA, hide two of the largest computer flaws in history from the rest of the U.S. government? Or did they fudge how badly the vulnerabilities ...
Did the Defense Information Systems Agency, or DISA, hide two of the largest computer flaws in history from the rest of the U.S. government? Or did they fudge how badly the vulnerabilities caught them by surprise? On Jan. 2, the world learned that many CPUs manufactured by Intel expose ...
... network defense headquarters became fully operational, Navy Vice Adm. Nancy A. Norton assumed command of the Joint Force Headquarters – Department of Defense Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN) and became director of of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) on Thursday. Lt. Gen.
While the military services and other Department of Defense components get on board toward greater adoption of cloud services, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) doesn't want them to forget about security, particularly on the part of cloud providers. DISA is offering a set of Risk Management ...
The Department of Defense (DoD) says it's getting ready for the big one, but in this case, it's not talking about a kinetic attack measured in megatons. It's referring to a cyberattack measured in terabits. “We know it's coming,” Army Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn, director of Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) ...
The Defense Information Systems Agency is exploring new ways to validate users' identities through biometrics that go beyond the normal methods of authentication. That includes a user's gait, or manner of walking. The goal is to make authentication via biometrics easier for soldiers in the field. Identity ...
In its announcement, GAO cited the Pentagon's concerns about the development of the new IT system -- which was built by the Defense Information Systems Agency and which NBIB plans to begin transitioning to later in 2018. The watchdog agency also cited concerns about links to legacy systems at OPM.
That the Defense Department blocks 36 million malicious emails daily aimed at accessing U.S. military systems, as Defense Information Systems Agency Director of Operations David Bennett recently said, underscores that attackers continue to consider email an attractive attack vector and highlights the ...
The Defense Information Systems Agency's goal for version 2 is to connect military networks with commercial cloud infrastructures but in a private deployment model. MilCloud 2.0 is different from milCloud 1.0 in that the original was run by the government. This time around, the contractor will operate the ...
During a panel discussion on the Defense Information Systems Agency's priorities for 2018, Creighton said defining each organization's cyber terrain is a top priority as part of the DOD's ongoing counterterrorism agenda for cyberspace, Operation Gladiator Shield. "Anytime there's an intrusion into the ...
As the Defense Department looks to move beyond two-factor authentication tied to Common Access Cards (CACs), a key challenge is deciding what other authentication factors can be used. According Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn, the director of Defense Information Systems Agency, an individual's walking gait is ...
However, officials from the Defense Information Systems Agency asked to CSRA to deliver the infrastructure three months ahead of schedule to help onboard agency components. “We set it up and there was an initial estimate of what they thought the demand was going to be for milCloud 2.0 and then we ...
As the Defense Department looks to move beyond two-factor authentication tied to Common Access Cards (CACs), a key challenge is deciding what other authentication factors can be used. According Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn, the director of Defense Information Systems Agency, an individual's walking gait is ...
The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) took a stab at answering those questions last week while offering a plan for enterprise cloud adoption. DISA hosted about 800 participants–either in person or virtually–from combatant commands, the military services, and agencies for a cloud symposium at ...
Alan R. Lynn, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency and commander of the Joint Force Headquarters, Department of Defense Information Networks, in Arlington, Va., Jan. 11, 2018. Lynn discussed cybersecurity challenges and warfighter technologies during a luncheon of the Armed Forces ...
Such building-wide personal device bans are common at some military facilities, such as Fort Meade, which houses the National Security Agency, Cyber Command and the Defense Information Systems Agency. The White House ban may be the first such ban in the civilian government, however. The White ...
The Defense Information Systems Agency said it "constantly monitors and evaluates the security posture of all its systems and networks," but otherwise declined to elaborate further on DISA's role mitigating the two vulnerabilities, citing security reasons. "We will not comment on specific products, nor the ...
We've also got a big mobility program coming out of the Defense Information Systems Agency called Purebred that is going to help us with derived credentials on things like cell phones and make that user experience more frictionless and seamless.” DISA's Purebred effort uses a mobile device manager for ...
A Qualcomm division has received a contract to help the Defense Information Systems Agency implement a multifactor user authentication method into Defense Department information technology systems. Qualcomm said Thursday its cybersecurity solutions division will establish a pilot program for DoD ...
Alfred Rivera, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency's Development and Business Center, retired Thursday after more than 25 years with the defense IT procurement agency. During his time at DISA, Rivera is credited with leading the agency's managed data center consolidation efforts, ...
As the new year begins, Alfred Rivera, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) Development and Business Center, will retire from the Federal government. Rivera, who stepped down today, has been in the Federal service for 35 years, and spent all but 10 of those years at DISA. Rivera ...
Sannadean Sims, the Defense Information Systems Agency's chief financial officer, comptroller, and Resource Management Center director, retired Jan. 3 after 30 years of government service. Sims joined DISA in 1994, honing her leadership skills in the Strategic Planning and Information Directorate.
Alfred Rivera, the career defense information technology executive who currently serves as the director of the Defense Information Systems Agency's development and business center, will retire from government in the coming weeks, the agency announced this week. Rivera's last day at DISA will be on ...
13, the Defense Information Systems Agency kicked off an introductory symposium, Dec. 12, on helping DoD mission partners, such as the services, combatant commands, DoD directorates and agencies stateside and overseas to accelerate adoption of cloud capabilities. The outpouring of those in ...
According to the statement of facts, Netcracker, informed the Defense Information Systems Agency in January 2011 that uncleared Russian nationals had been working on DISA-related projects and told officials that they believed this was permitted under the contract agreement. In July 2011, DISA, NTC and ...


 

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