Tag Archives: DISA

Report: Pentagon Approval for Android, Apple In the Works

The Defense Information Systems Agency expects to issue security guidelines in August covering both Google‘s Android operating system and Apple‘s iOS, a lead DISA official told NextGov. Mark Orndorff, DISA’s program executive officer for mission assurance network operations, said the guidelines will address security concerns that currently bar the use of …

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TASC VP Named among Maryland's Top 100 Women

TASC Vice President of Business Development Rosemary Budd has been named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women for her professional accomplishments, community leadership and mentoring. “Rosemary exemplifies what the people of TASC strive to be: talented professionals who are passionate about the mission of their customers and leaders who seek …

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SAIC Wins Spot on DISA's $90 Million ENCORE II ID/IQ

Science Applications International Corporation has won a task order by the Defense Information Systems Agency to provide technical and operations support to the Defense Enterprise Computing Center in Montgomery, Ala. Awarded under the DISA ENCORE II indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, the task order carries a one-year base period of performance, …

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DISA Adds Social Networking to Forge.mil

The Defense Information Systems Agency has added a new element to its Forge.mil family of services: social networking. Forge.mil Community will help users connect, collaborate, share information and manage content, as well as provide a more holistic view of Forge.mil activities, the agency said in a release. “We knew the …

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DISA Moves HQ to Fort Meade

With 1,300 members of its workforce already relocated, the Defense Information Systems Agency has moved its headquarters from Arlington, Va.,  to Fort Meade, Md., which also houses the National Security Agency, according to The Washington Post. DISA Director Lt. Gen. Carroll F. Pollett said last week 600 more employees would …

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DISA Wants DoD Cloud Cover

The Defense Information Systems Agency says it has the capacity to be the “go to” cloud computing source for the Defense Department. While there has been much talk about private cloud and commercial cloud solutions for federal departments and agencies, DISA wants DoD to think inside the box, or more …

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Cyber Task Force Passes Mission to CYBERCOM

After spending most of the past decade defending the Department of Defense’s computer networks, the Joint Task Force Global Network Operations command cased its colors. Air Force Gen. Kevin P. Chilton, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, presided over the ceremony. He said that although the ceremony marked the end of …

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DISA Wants Info on Host-Based Security

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has issued a request for information (RFI) for a Host Based Security System (HBSS) Open Architecture Capability. “The goal of this RFI is to determine the feasibility of a future acquisition of an “Open Architecture” framework for host-based security solutions,” according to the announcement. …

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DISA Announces Leadership Changes, new CIO

The Defense Information Systems Agency has announced three key leadership changes, including naming a new CIO. DISA director, Lt. Gen. Carroll F. Pollett, announced that Henry Sienkiewicz will serve as the agency’s chief information officer. Sienkiewicz previously served as the technical program director for the Computing Services Directorate. He replaces …

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Cyber: A General Perspective

Over the weekend, Adm. Mike McConnell, former DNI and presently heading the cyber effort at Booz Allen, published an article in The Washington Post calling for a new strategy and thought process for cybersecurity in the United States. The article highlighted a number of key strategies McConnell believes the nation …

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