DISA

October 30, 2012

Following the lead set by NASA, the Department of Veterans Affairs and several other federal agencies, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has posted a solicitation for an enterprisewide Mobile Device Management system and Mobile Application Store (MDM-MAS). As many as 260,000 devices could reach authorized security resources and data initially through the DISA app store, which could eventually expand to support the needs of the entire Defense Department.

September 12, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

The defense information technology realm is exploding with innovation—so much so, the organizations tasked with ensuring effective information systems run the risk of losing control of both the process and its capabilities. The Defense Information Systems Agency has issued a new strategic plan that outlines its approach to ensuring advanced technology implementation without reining in innovation.

 

August 17, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

William Keely has been assigned deputy chief technology officer for mission assurance, Defense Information Systems Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland.

August 15, 2012
By George Seffers

SCD Information Technology Limited Liability Corporation, Columbia, Maryland, was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity firm-fixed-price contract for on-site preventative, predictive, and remedial hardware maintenance and internal hardware operating system's software, engineering changes, and other related hardware maintenance services. The specification covers hardware internal operating system software and software technical support when they are offered as an integral and essential part of providing hardware maintenance.

August 6, 2012
By George Seffers

Alion Science and Technology Corporation, Alexandria, Virginia; TASC Incorporated, Andover, Massachusetts; Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia; ManTech Telecommunications & Information Systems Corporation/Technical Services Group, Herndon, Virginia; Oberon Associates Incorporated, Manassas, Virginia; American Systems Corporation, Chantilly, Virginia; and Lockheed Martin Corporation, Orlando, Florida, were awarded multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts with cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price contract line item numbers, for tes

July 12, 2012

On Wednesday, the Defense Department (DOD) issued its long-awaited cloud computing strategy. Officials also announced in a memo from Teri Takai, chief information officer for the DOD, that the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) will oversee the new strategy as "enterprise cloud service broker."

June 15, 2012
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions Division, Manassas, Virginia, was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract that includes a mix of firm-fixed-price, fixed-price with incentive, cost-plus-incentive-fee, and cost-plus and fixed-fee pricing plans. The contract is for worldwide support services necessary to carry out the day-to-day operations of Global Information Grid networks and related services, and to sustain the existing network and subsequent technology enhancement. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $1,911,000,000. The perform

May 25, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

Providing secure mobile devices to the warfighter-a top DISA priority-could have the potential to completely transform battlefield communications and information sharing.

May 9, 2012
By Rita Boland

The U.S. Defense Department must move to a single identity management system, the department's chief information officer said today at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Mission Partner Conference. Teri Takai stated that enterprise email is a driver of that system but acknowledged that the bigger concern is the identity management rather than whether all the military services embrace the email migration.

May 8, 2012
By Rita Boland

Lt. Gen. Ronnie D. Hawkins, Jr., USAF, director of DISA, talks about satellite communications, the Future Mission Network, the future of military mobile and more.

May 8, 2012
By Rita Boland

Botnet attacks are on the rise in recent weeks, and more devices with no protection will be coming online soon.

May 8, 2012
By Rita Boland

Lt. Gen. Ronnie D. Hawkins, Jr., USAF, director of DISA, wasted no time at the 2012 Mission Partnership Conference before telling attendees what keeps him up at night.

May 8, 2012
By Rachel Eisenhower

This free app allows Defense Department personnel and contractors to host and attend meetings from Android devices and tablets, giving users greater flexibility at work.

May 2012
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

The Defense Information Systems Agency is at the heart of some of the U.S. Defense Department's most sweeping technological changes.

May 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

The Defense Information Systems Agency is striving to wrap its digital arms around the growing plethora of military data by consolidating standards and requirements.

May 2012
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

The Defense Information Systems Agency is helping to ensure that military branches can field technology more quickly and less expensively as it simultaneously initiates its own rapid-deployment programs.

April 12, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

Douglas Packard has been assigned vice director for procurement and vice chief, Defense Information Technology Organization, Defense Information Systems Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland.

March 28, 2012
By George Seffers

The U.S. Army's mandatory report to Congress on the migration to the Defense Information Systems Agency's Enterprise Email could be approved by the secretary of the Army any day now.

March 21, 2012
By George Seffers

GEM Companies Incorporated, doing business as GEM Network Solutions, Denver, Colorado, was recently awarded a firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a ceiling of $24,400,000 for the Defense Information Systems Agency/Enterprise Services Directorate facilities engineering support services. Performance will be at Defense Enterprise Computing Center locations in and outside the United States. The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

March 21, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

The Defense Information Systems Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland, has assigned Jennifer Carter component acquisition executive and Alan Lewis program executive officer, enterprise services.

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