Table of Contents: October 2021


SIGNAL October 2021DISA
Complementary Actions Define New DISA Strategy
    Five not-so-easy pieces characterize the agency's plan for the future. By Robert K. Ackerman

Thunderdome Moves DISA Beyond Defense in Depth
    The agency aims to implement zero trust within months. By George I.Seffers

Demand Jumps for Robotic Process Automation at DISA
    The agency’s Emerging Technology Directorate looks to deploy it on a bigger scale. By Kimberly Underwood

—DISA Applies AI to Network Defense

—Making Sense of Intelligent Bots

Shifting Cloud Movements at DISA
    A new day dawns as the agency consolidates efforts.

SPECIAL REPORT
DISA 2021 Contract Guide


Coast Guard Embarks on Cyber Offense

    The service blends its traditional maritime roles with expanded digital strengths to thwart adversaries.

Military Must Move Out to Implement Zero Trust
    Don’t start from scratch on cybersecurity strategy. By Col. Dean Hullings, USAF (Ret.)

Code as Contract
    Open source code is becoming a deliverable. By Rob Caudill and John Speed Meyers

Tackling CMMC Compliance
    Twelve steps can help achieve certification. By Rick Palermo

SPECIAL INTEREST EDITORIAL
Maximizing Efficiency with Virtual Workspaces

DISRUPTIVE BY DESIGN
The Loitering Relay
By Maj. Brian Kerg, USMC

PRESIDENT'S COMMENTARY
DISA Looks at a Future With Multiple Paths
By Lt. Gen. Robert M. Shea, USMC (Ret.)

AFCEA EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
AFCEA Educational Foundation Opens Four STEM Scholarships for Applications

ON POINT
Q&A With Dr. William Halal