The U.S. Defense Department’s cyber warriors continue to improve their ability to sniff out intruders who sneak past the defenses at the network’s perimeter—a perimeter that is disintegrating with the march toward mobile devices.
Defense Information Systems Agency
Innovative systems and capabilities may define U.S. military networks within a handful of years if the Defense Information Systems Agency’s work with industry pays the technological dividends the agency expects. Officials within the organization, also known as DISA, aspire to exploit not only the newest ideas emerging from the private sector but also technologies that have not been fully developed. This strategy would address the burgeoning demands of modern coalition warfare and protect against rapidly growing cyberthreats as budgets constrict, says the agency’s director, Lt. Gen. Alan R. Lynn, USA, and commander of the Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Networks (JFHQ-DODIN).
The Defense Information Systems Agency is working to streamline its acquisition processes by using a mixture of efficiency and expertise. In some cases, the agency is adopting methods to free it from onerous Federal Acquisition Regulations. But mostly, its approaches leverage existing skills to condense traditionally drawn-out procedures.
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The very qualities that define small businesses—agility, flexibility, inherent innovation—are driving the Defense Information Systems Agency to increase its efforts to bring those capabilities under the big tent of defense network services.
Jason G. Martin has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service as services executive, Defense Information Systems Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland.
Maj. Gen. Alan R. Lynn, USA, has been assigned as vice director, Defense Information Systems Agency, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.
Nathan Maenle has been assigned director, manpower, personnel and security, Defense Information Systems Agency, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.
William Keely has been assigned deputy chief technology officer for mission assurance, Defense Information Systems Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland.
Douglas Packard has been assigned vice director for procurement and vice chief, Defense Information Technology Organization, Defense Information Systems Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland.
Mike Krieger, deputy chief information officer for the U.S. Army, told the audience at TechNet Land Forces Southwest 2012 on Wednesday that he had hoped to provide them with the URL for the Army's report to Congress concerning Enterprise Email.
Congress had asked the Army to review the Enterprise Email approach to "see if it is the right thing to do." The report has to be approved by the secretary of the Army, but it has not quite reached his desk as of March 28. Krieger said he hopes to be able to provide the report very soon.
The Defense Information Systems Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland, has assigned Jennifer Carter component acquisition executive and Alan Lewis program executive officer, enterprise services.
David Bennett has been assigned vice component acquisition executive, Defense Information Systems Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland.
Brig. Gen. Brian J. Donahue, USA, has been assigned chief of staff, Defense Information Systems Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland.
David B. Bennett has been assigned as deputy program executive officer, Global Information Grid Enterprise Services, Defense Information Systems Agency, Falls Church, Virginia.