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Northrop Grumman Wins $189 Million DISA Task Order

March 7, 2012
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Information Systems (NGIS), Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $189 million Defense Information Systems Agency task for the Host Based Security System (HBSS) program. HBSS is a flexible, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS)-based program that monitors, detects, and counters against known cyber-threats to the Defense Department enterprise in accordance with the Enterprise-wide Information Assurance and Computer Network Defense Solutions Steering Group. DISA serves as the lead organization providing Defense Department program oversight for defense for the HBSS solution. McAfee Incorporated, Santa Clara, California, is a subcontractor.

DISA Taps Bennett for Acquisition Assignment

February 14, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

David Bennett has been assigned vice component acquisition executive, Defense Information Systems Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland.

DISA Assigns Orndorff to Mission Assurance

January 19, 2012
By Henry Kenyon

Mark Orndorff has been assigned chief information assurance executive and program executive officer for mission assurance and network operations, Defense Information Systems Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland.

DISA Increases Joint Interoperability Contract Amounts

January 13, 2012
By George Seffers

The Defense Information Systems Agency issued a modification to increase the ceiling value of two existing Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) multiple-award omnibus contracts for TASC-M, Andover, Massachusetts, and Interop Joint Venture II, Chantilly, Virginia. The JITC omnibus multiple-award contracts are time and material contracts that provide a full-range of test, evaluation, and certification services to support rapid acquisition and fielding of global net-centric war fighting capabilities. The total combined ceiling values will be increased by $50 million, changing the total contract ceilings from $1.155 billion to $1.205 billion. The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

DISA Launches Latest Cost Structure

January 11, 2012

The Defense Information Systems Agency's Global Content Delivery Service (GCDS) has introduced a cost structure for fiscal year 2012 that features a one-time fee with no recurring monthly costs. Using the GCDS saves costs, improves efficiency and offers sustainability.

Hawkins Named Director of DISA

October 28, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Maj. Gen. Ronnie D. Hawkins Jr., USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as director, Defense Information Systems Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland.

DISA Forum: The Leadership to Innovate

August 19, 2011
By Max Cacas

There's a first time for everything. On the final day of the DISA Customer and Industry Forum 2011, a first-ever panel of the chief information officers from the four branches of the military provided industry representatives with a look at the challenges they face in providing enhanced digital technologies to the warfighter.

DISA Forum: Complexity, Video, Security on the IT Horizon

August 18, 2011
By Max Cacas

John Chambers, CEO of internet router manufacturer CISCCO, told the DISA Customer and Industry Forum in Baltimore that "Collaboration will be the productivity tool of the next decade."

DISA Chief Pollett Says "I Need Ideas!"

August 16, 2011
By Max Cacas

Imagine, if you will, the head of the Defense Department's top IT organization, going from one exhibit hall booth to another at a trade show and saying "I need ideas!" Lt. Gen. Carroll Pollett, USA, said that's just what he did Monday night as the 2011 Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Customer and Industry Forum opened its Technology Showcase at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Customer Requirements Hold DISA's Attention

August 2011
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

The U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency is beginning a major scrub of user requirements as it proceeds with its new commercial satellite services acquisition process. The communications agency is taking a hard look at thousands of customer requirements to determine the validity of some against the necessity of others.

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