Defense Information Systems Agency

June 1, 2017
By George I. Seffers

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.

June 1, 2017
By Robert K. Ackerman
An EQ-4 Global Hawk equipped with a battlefield airborne communications node, which has been used to link multinational coalition ground and airborne assets, prepares to depart on a mission in Southwest Asia. The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is counting on innovation to further its networking activities, particularly among coalition partners.

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).

June 1, 2017
By Robert K. Ackerman
Two U.S. Air Force airmen install network-switch panels at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is striving to improve its acquisition processes to procure and deploy innovative information technologies to its customers more quickly.

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.

June 1, 2017
By Robert K. Ackerman

Adapted from an online report

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.

July 20, 2016

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

February 14, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

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

July 11, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

Brig. Gen. Brian J. Donahue, USA, has been assigned chief of staff, Defense Information Systems Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland.

June 3, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

David B. Bennett has been assigned as deputy program executive officer, Global Information Grid Enterprise Services, Defense Information Systems Agency, Falls Church, Virginia.

June 4, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Martin R. Gross has been assigned as deputy program executive officer, command and control capabilities, Defense Information Systems Agency, Falls Church, Virginia.