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DISA expanding Thunderdome cybersecurity project to include classified network


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…

DISA setting direction for Thunderdome cybersecurity initiative


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…

Booz Allen wins first prototype contract for DISA's zero trust program


The Defense Information Systems Agency awarded the first prototype contract to Booz Allen Hamilton as part of its zero trust program called Thunderdome. The $6.8 million award, which has a six-month development timeline, is the first of what could be larger contracts on the DOD-wide program. Thunderdome is DISA’s implementation of the zero trust security model, which was mandated by the Biden administration’s Cyber Executive Order in May last year.…