Dave Mihelcic, the recently retired chief technology officer at the Defense Information Systems Agency, said a pilot to test a software defined environment is opening the door to cloud applications that DoD can more quickly deploy and better secure.
DISA is hurrying up its work to deliver unified capabilities to the Defense Department nearly a year early.
The Defense Department is having a particularly tough time integrating mobile technology into its mission, largely because every attempt to link it to the Common-Access-Card has been too cumbersome. But DISA’s Purebred program may have found a way to bypass the CAC altogether.
The federal government decided to put the Defense Department in charge of building a new information technology backbone to house and process all of the data involved in security clearance investigations, one that would be safer from foreign attacks.
The Defense Department’s $38.5 billion IT budget in the fiscal 2017 requests is being driven by three major trends contractors should be aware of: cybersecurity, cloud and analytics.
DoD now has a fully-functional Wi-Fi network throughout much of the building, something that was unimaginable to the Pentagon’s own IT experts as recently as a few years ago because of cybersecurity concerns.
DISA is trying to speed up its acquisition of collaborative video, voice and data services.
The Lohfeld Consulting group ranked upcoming civilian and DoD contracts that meet three criteria: a likely 2017 request for proposal, likelihood of funding and awards next fiscal year, a significant pool of contenders.
The Defense Department is taking growing pains in stride as it continues to work on its multi-year implementation plan of the cybersecurity system, the Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS).
The Pentagon is developing a secure cloud computing architecture that will create a standard approach for boundary and application level security for commercial services.
The Defense Department issued a RFI to industry outlining 12 functional areas it wants to upgrade using government-owned and commercial technologies.
Important lessons are being learned as the government takes tentative steps toward the cloud computing environment.
A month after being rebuked by the Government Accountability Office for the way it planned to pick vendors in a ten year, $17.5 billion IT services contract, the Defense Information Systems Agency issued a revised request for proposals Wednesday, giving vendors a little more than three weeks to submit new bid packages.
GAO explicitly rejected the claim that the agency shouldn’t have used LPTA, saying the decision was justified because ENCORE is “a mature program with a substantial commercial application.”
The Defense Information Security Agency opens a $100 million facility near St. Louis to be the center for operating the infrastructure and services of the DoD’s information network.