DISA

April 2009
By Maryann Lawlor

 
Soldiers radio in their location and enemy contact results during a search for a sniper in Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq. Because the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is delivering more services to the tactical edge, the agency must consider the distinct requirements of warfighters in the field.
Agency seeks to create balance between agility and oversight.

May 2008
By Rita Boland

Military development organization wants more private sector involvement and is blazing a trail toward more sharing and open dialogue.

The Defense Information Systems Agency has transformed its acquisition policy over the past several years, and the success of the new method has resulted in cost savings and faster deployments of capabilities. As new programs—both large and small—advance, the agency plans to be as open as possible with industry in an effort to create synergy that will generate the best solutions.

May 2008
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
Two U.S. Air Force airmen control aircraft flying cover for ground operations in Iraq. The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is working to extend its joint network capabilities to the tactical edge.
Information agency aims to move new capabilities to the tactical edge.

May 2008
By Rita Boland

 
Two airmen work in a communications van at a forward location. The Net-Centric Enabled Services content discovery and delivery product line saves deployed troops time and bandwidth because they are able to cache and store information locally. 
Capabilities that significantly alter how the military and its partners collaborate are poised for their full implementation.

April 2007
By Rita Boland

 
The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is using managed services for various network storage, server and other needs. The contracts save the military money on unused capacity and allow it to scale up more quickly to meet emerging requirements.
The Defense Information Systems Agency is transitioning to more flexible contracts to improve user services.

April 2007
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
A U.S. Army soldier aims a satellite communications antenna during a counterinsurgency operation near Malhah in Kirkuk province, Iraq. Supporting warfighting operations in Southwest Asia is the top priority for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).
Architectures and Internet protocols meld communications, computing.

April 2007
By Maryann Lawlor

 
Members of a joint U.S. Navy and Marine Corps explosive ordnance disposal team destroy an improvised explosive device near Forward Operating Base Hit in Iraq. The countermeasure devices the military deploys are radio frequency based and can cause unwanted interference with other systems.
Revised processes aim at sorting out competing priorities.

October 2005
By Maryann Lawlor

April 2005
By Maryann Lawlor

 
Command operations and intelligence centers supporting current operations depend on the services and capabilities the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) provides to improve warfighting processes.

Boosted bandwidth revolutionizes warfighting processes.

April 2005
By Henry S. Kenyon

 
The goal of the U.S. Department of Defense Public Key Infrastructure (DOD PKI) program is to develop and issue electronic certificates, or identity cards, to users and applications. These certificates protect wireless devices such as this tactical radio from being illegitimately used to access secure communications and data networks.

March 2004
By Maryann Lawlor

 

Lt. Gen. Harry D. Raduege Jr., USAF, director, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), says that organizational change is necessary to remain relevant.

Realignment focuses on business strategies.

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