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DISA makes classified mobile access program fully operational, plans to triple number of users

The Defense Mobile Classified Capability–Secret has moved out of the pilot phase with the latest release that provides improved call interoperability, failover or redundancy, and a new mobile device management system.

DoD updates guidance on IT services management

The Defense Department's chief information officer signed new guidance for the management of information technology services.

IG: DoD must speed migration to IPv6

The Defense Department's inability to properly move to Internet protocol version 6, or IPv6, could mean cost increases and vulnerability to cyber threats, a new report found.

DoD piloting over-the-air mobile derived certificates

The Defense Department is running a small-scale mobile device security pilot that could enable the department to move away from common access card readers for mobile devices by July.

DISA rolling out new open source, online collaboration tool for DoD employees across globe

The new tool provides secure voice and video exchange as well as the ability to share documents, PowerPoint slides, photos and spreadsheets in various formats. It also offers instant text messaging and chat functionality for multiple users.

Halvorsen: DoD will take enterprise email to 'completely commercial' cloud

The Defense Department plans to take the unclassified side of the its enterprise email to a commercial cloud solution, said Acting DoD Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen.

DISA releases security guidance in implementing, hosting cloud services for DoD agencies

The Defense Information Systems Agency Jan. 13 publicly released guidance that updates and codifies enhanced cybersecurity requirements for implementing and hosting cloud computing systems for certain types of sensitive Defense Department data.

DISA seeks scalable, innovative security for systems, devices across Defense Department

The Defense Department's information technology agency is seeking information about next-generation security capabilities that would protect complex systems against advanced persistent threats.

DoD allows vetted commercial cloud services for sensitive unclassified data, updated guidance says

The guidance essentially codifies certain actions that have already occurred. For example, in August, Amazon Web Services became the first authorized commercial cloud provider to host sensitive unclassified data for DoD.

DoD not fully implementing cloud computing, not realizing full benefits, IG finds

Two years after the Defense Department released a strategy to implement cloud computing, several elements have still not been completed that could potentially result in lost cost savings, decreased effectiveness and lower security – findings that the department disagreed with, a Dec. 4 audit revealed.