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There are three big things that leaders at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) plan to prioritize in 2023: how is the agency postured to meet the threats of today, how the agency can position itself to be at an advantage, and how to increase and improve partnerships.

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The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is seeking information on new commercial off-the-shelf Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, and subscription licenses for its Global ServiceDesk platform, according to a recent request for information (RFI).

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The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) said today that it issued a Defense Department Provisional Authorization for “the Google Services cloud service offering for data categorized as Impact Level 5,” including national security systems.

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The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is continuing to grow a mobile, agile, and global workforce that can operate from anywhere, and part of that work is ramping up the enabling factors that will make that mobile workforce efficient, according to a top official from the agency.

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The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is expanding on its DOD365 Integrated Phone System (DIPS) to strengthen the workforce capabilities at the Department of Defense (DoD) by the end of November, according to a new press release.

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The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is in the process of awarding the first Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC) contract and is “highly confident” in its December delivery date, said Sharon Woods, director of the Hosting and Compute Center (HaCC) at DISA.

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The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is well prepared to meet the Department of Defense’s (DoD) 2027 zero trust architecture goal, officials said on Nov. 7 at a DISA press conference.

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The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) recently launched a technology incubator – dubbed DISAWERX – to enable the rapid experimentation of new ideas and technologies for novel and innovative solutions to DISA’s most pressing technical challenges.

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The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) announced an extension of its Thunderdome Prototype zero trust security project, increasing the total length of the pilot program to 12 months with a new  expected completion date in January 2023.

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A recent keynote address from Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), stands out as a perfect example of this digital transformation-inspired dynamic. Skinner spoke at AFCEA International’s TechNet Cyber event and presented a “wish list” of advancements that would help DISA significantly improve operations and solve its problems. “Every great innovation started when somebody said, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool if…’” Skinner told his audience of private sector IT firms.

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The Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Thunderdome zero trust project, along with associated identity, credential, and access management (ICAM) efforts, is currently in the process of standing up capabilities in a lab setting before testing it in fielded networks and eventually doing an operational assessment this fall.

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Having an on-premises data center and a cloud computing environment – otherwise referred to as hybrid cloud – is the norm for many Federal agencies and industry partners, and an official from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) predicts a “more deliberate usage of hybrid cloud” in the next few years.

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The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is in the midst of a transformation being led by Director Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner. Skinner emphasized the importance of understanding what the focus of the transformation is and being aligned across the department in putting together DISA’s transformation.

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General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) has snagged an Identity, Credential and Access Management (ICAM) Other Transaction Authority (OTA) Phase III production agreement from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).

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A Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) official explained today how the agency is approaching work on its Thunderdome zero trust prototype project, along with associated identity, credential, and access management (ICAM) efforts, and said DISA expects to have further updates on those over the next several months.

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The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) announced that it has awarded Booz Allen Hamilton a $6.8 million contract to implement a Thunderdome Prototype—which will be DISA’s zero trust security and network architecture.

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The Department of Defense’s (DoD) cloud strategy is ever-changing but with the termination of the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud services contract earlier this year, the DoD has developed a more “agile” failure mindset – recognizing that it’s okay to fail, but also important to do so quickly, a Pentagon official said.

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The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has promoted Teresa Pitts to become the agency’s new chief of staff from her previous role of civilian deputy at the DISA’s Operations Center, DISA announced. Pitts, like all incumbents to the role, is expected to hold her new title for two to three years.

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Air Force Lt. Gen. Robert J. Skinner, director of the Defense Information System Agency (DISA), announced the agency is undergoing an organizational redesign to reduce complexity at the agency and make it easier for industry to work with.

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The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has begun soliciting bids for a potential 10-year, $980 million satellite broadband contract to provide satellite communications services under the Commercial Broadband Satellite Program (CBSP), according to a request for proposals (RFP) notice posted on the SAM website.

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Cloud is evolving how the Department of Defense (DoD) defends assets, supports the warfighter, and gains tactical advantages. Maj. Gen. Garrett Yee, the assistant to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) director, spoke about the benefits and challenges that arise from moving from legacy infrastructure to cloud infrastructure.

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The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the rate at which the entire Department of Defense (DoD) had to learn how to collaborate and operate more effectively regardless of location. The solutions in place to respond to this crisis inadvertently set the bar for how the DoD wanted to operate on a day-to-day basis post-pandemic.

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The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is employing the Defense Enterprise Office Solution (DEOS) – an enterprise commercial cloud service supporting the Defense Department (DoD) enterprise – to implement the DoD 365 Joint (DoD365-J) Tenant project, officials said today.

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