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Forthcoming JWCC enterprise cloud will be key to enabling JADC2, DOD CIO Sherman says

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The DOD's enterprise cloud capability will be essential for realizing JADC2, according to top officials.

DISA leader shares AI and machine learning strategies to improve warfighter needs

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DISA director Roger S. Greenwell and Google Cloud executive Josh Marcuse discuss leaning on partnerships to implement advanced cloud capabilities.

DISA creates new tech incubator, DISAWERX, to support innovation

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The Defense Information Systems Agency recently launched its own technology incubator — DISAWERX — designed to provide Pentagon personnel who have IT expertise with a multi-faceted hub to prototype and rapidly refine capabilities of interest.  DISAWERX includes a virtual environment, event organizer and physical laboratory based in Maryland, where stakeholders from the Defense Department, industry and academia can swiftly experiment with emerging and disruptive technologies.  “That’s the whole thing,” Jeanelle…

DISA sees progress in migrating to milCloud replacement

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The Defense Information Systems Agency has migrated 60 of 120 accounts from its old cloud infrastructure milCloud to the new model it’s replacing it with. In December, DISA announced it would sunset milCloud 2.0, transitioning to what it now calls Stratus, which offers a multi-tenant private cloud to meet unique mission partner needs. Since then, 60 accounts from mission partners have moved to the new platform, Courtnea Johnson, chief of…

DISA expanding Thunderdome cybersecurity project to include classified network

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The Defense Information Systems Agency is extending a high-priority cybersecurity prototyping effort by six months so that it can include the Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet). Bringing the classified network into the Thunderdome initiative — which is aimed at helping the Department of Defense move toward a zero trust architecture — is a major evolution for the program. “The six-month extension is essential to allow DISA additional time to…

Garrett Yee joins GDIT

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General Dynamics Information Technology has appointed Garrett Yee as vice president and general manager of its Army sector, the company announced Monday. Yee retired from the Army in April as a two-star with his most recent assignment as assistant to the director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), which manages a $13 billion IT and cybersecurity portfolio for the Pentagon. Previous roles he held while serving in the military…

GAO denies GDIT’s protest of $11B Defense Enclave Services contract award

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The Government Accountability Office has rejected a bid protest of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) decision to award a mega contract to Leidos for a key Pentagon IT program. GAO’s decision date was Wednesday, according to the watchdog. In February, DISA issued a contract award worth up to $11.5 billion to Leidos for Defense Enclave Services, an effort to consolidate the networks of the department’s non-warfighting support agencies known as the…

DISA's Sharon Woods on using multiple vendors for multi-cloud strategy

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DISA’s Acting Director for Hosting and Compute Center, Sharon Woods, says to meet the diverse needs of the entire department, they need to have multiple clouds in place.

DISA setting direction for Thunderdome cybersecurity initiative

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The Defense Information Security Agency is fleshing out plans for its Thunderdome program, which is aimed at helping the Pentagon implement a zero-trust cybersecurity model, a DISA official said Wednesday. A meeting scheduled for next week could be pivotal. “Monday we have an agencywide technical and direction-setting discussion … to ensure that we are building out … the most optimal way ahead,” Jason Martin, digital capabilities and security center director…