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DISA says Forge.mil enhancements will power greater use of open-source platform

The Defense Information Systems Agency said last week that its open source repository was upgraded with more integrated collaboration tools to enhance user experience and provide greater access.

Upcoming study outlines broad strategy for securing future DoD computer networks

As the Defense Department contends with greater and more sophisticated cyber attacks, it needs to enhance security from "chip to the cloud" and boost the speed and performance of system defenses, while remaining cost-effective, according to a recent Lexington Institute blog post.  

DISA releases 'best practices' guide to help military shift services to the cloud

The agency said the guide isn't official DoD or DISA policy, a security requirement or technical implementation guidance, but "a collection of best practices discovered during the DoD [Chief Information Officer] Cloud Pilots effort." 

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.