Defense Information Systems Agency

  • DoD experts weigh in on the way out of budget squeeze

    In a world of shrinking budgets, federal agencies are constantly looking to improve performance. No one is dealing with that more right now than the Department of Defense. But the DoD, with its inherent emphasis on mission and metrics, is also poised to adapt to this new climate better than anyone else. On the Federal Drive, several DoD experts weighed in on balancing performance and resources.

  • Secure app store, more mobile devices coming to DoD

    The Defense Department says it’s fast-tracking the construction of an infrastructure that will support future mobile devices in the military. A network that can securely support Apple and Android devices should be fully up and running by next year, while a secure app store will be online within a couple months.

  • Leadership from the top, well-trained workforce are key to DoD audits, experts say

    The Pentagon faces an uphill climb in getting ready for an audit of its consolidated financial statements by 2017, outside experts said Thursday. Nonetheless, the goal is achievable if the push is sustained by future secretaries of Defense.

  • DISA website back up after five-day outage

    The Defense Information Systems Agency’s website had been offline since Saturday. Agency officials blamed a hardware problem.

  • DoD learns important lesson in developing coalition network

    NATO and its members say a network they constructed to tie together the national networks of the various militaries operating in Afghanistan is a success story — except for the fact that the network took eight years to get up and running. But U.S. Defense officials said they have a better understanding for future coalition operations for how best to build such a network.

  • Wednesday morning federal headlines – Nov. 2

    The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

  • DISA headquarters earns LEED Gold

    The complex in Ft. Meade, Md., received the second-highest environmental building certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

  • Hawkins nominated to be new DISA director

    Maj. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins Jr., Hawkins, who currently serves as deputy director for command, control, communications and computer systems for the Joint Staff, will take over for current DISA director Lt. Gen. Carroll Pollett.

  • Leadership changes in DoD IT, logistics, cyber

    Eric Rosenbach is named as the new leader for cyber policy and Tony Montemarano takes on a new role at DISA.

  • Storage Efficiency

    ”Data volumes are exploding. Budgets are shrinking. Join this discussion and learn how federal agencies are storing more, yet spending less on storage. If you need to cut your IT budget, doesn’t it make sense to start with one of your biggest line items? Tune in as our panelists present real examples that show how agencies are containing large volumes while capturing savings—with storage that’s faster, easier to manage, and more secure. Find out the keys to storage efficiency: buying less hardware, eliminating redundant data, streamlining backup/recovery, avoiding network or bandwidth upgrades, and reducing everyday operating costs.”