The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is realigning the operations of its computing and storage activities. Taking effect in January 2017, the move aims to leverage efficiencies, reduce costs, and increase standardization of services across the computing environment.

“We conducted a careful and thoughtful review of our computing operations, in order to find ways to achieve cost savings, standardize processes and services, and offer our mission partners increased capabilities at lower rates over time,” said David Bennett, DISA’s Operations Center Director.

This effort will create a unified computing ecosystem that will maximize the use of the resources and capabilities across DISA’s entire environment of Defense Enterprise Computing Centers (DECCs). According to a press release, DISA’s computing operations will be realigned into eight lines of business: communications, cyber, data center, implementation and sustainment, infrastructure, mainframe, server, and special services.

“The demand signal for the services that we provide has been steadily increasing. Our mission partners: the combatant commands, services, and agencies of the Department of Defense, are continually seeking more efficient solutions for their computing requirements while at the same time demanding lower rates,” said Lt. Gen. Alan R. Lynn, DISA director. “This effort will ensure that DISA is providing the American taxpayer and our nation’s warfighters with a highly efficient and highly capable computing and storage infrastructure at the enterprise level.”

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Kara Burns
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Kara Burns is a Staff Reporter for MeriTalk covering Federal IT.