The Defense Department will begin using its mobile device management system and mobile application store by the end of the year, said DoD Public Affairs Officer Lt Col Damien Pickart. Digital Management, Inc., the Bethesda, Md.-based contractor that won the contract June 27, will provide the department with initial operating capability no later than Dec. 31.
Efforts throughout government to cut the cost of federal data centers continue to grind along, with the General Services Administration and the Defense Information Systems Agency recently announcing separate progress. The Homeland Security Department also published a Sept. 30 request for information that said the department plans to transition from a data center model where it pays for data centers by the square foot to an "as-a-service" model where it pays for use.
Twelve thousands additional Defense Department personnel have joined the Defense Information Systems Agency's cloud-based email service. Ten thousand of them are in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, with the remaining 2,000 users coming from Southern Command, an Oct. 23 press release says.
The Army announced that it has completed its large-scale migration of more than 1.4 million unclassified users and 115,000 classified users to the Defense Information Systems Agency-managed enterprise email, one of the service's highest priority IT programs.
As Samsung developed Knox--the company's new platform security, application security and mobile device management tool--the company met reguarly with DISA. The product's development was influenced by the security requirement guide developed by DISA's field security operations team, said Orndorff while speaking Aug. 9 at the Forecast to Industry event at DISA headquarters in Ft. Meade, Md.
The Defense Department will partner with industry to streamline the review and approval processes for mobile apps and devices, slides (.pdf) from a presentation at the Aug. 9 Defense Information Systems Agency Forecast to Industry conference said. The goal is for apps and devices to be reviewed and approved within 30 days by coordinating with industry so vendors are building to DoD standards, Defense Information Systems Agency Component Acquisition Executive Jennifer Carter said in her slide presentation.
The Defense Information Systems Agency has expanded its enterprise service offerings in the cloud for the Defense Department and has a clear list of near-term capabilities it aims to provide, said an official speaking at the Aug. 9 Forecast to Industry at DISA headquarters in Ft. Meade, Md.
The Defense Information Systems Agency sees big data and analytics as key components to providing cyber situational awareness for the Defense Department's networks, said an official speaking at the Aug. 9 Forecast to Industry at DISA headquarters in Ft. Meade, Md. The agency has launched a cyber-analytic cloud environment to support the DoD called Acropolis.
The first increment of the Joint Information Environment achieved initial operational capability on July 31, the Defense Information Systems Agency says in an Aug. 5 statement.
The Defense Information Systems Agency awarded a mobile device management and mobile application store firm fixed price contract to Bethesda, Md.-based Digital Management Inc. on June 27 with an initial award of $2.9 million and four, 6-month option periods costing up to almost $16 million, reports the agency.