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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.

Military services' role in cloud acquisition to get a boost, DISA role gets a downgrade

A memo to be released next month will allow the military services to handle their own acquisition of cloud computing technology rather than requiring them to work through the Defense Information Systems Agency. 

DISA closes data center in Alabama, functions transferred to other centers

The Defense Information Systems Agency closed its Huntsville, Ala., data center on May 30, a move that is expected to save the Defense Department about $3.2 annually.

Oracle files pre-award protest to DISA cloud storage contract

Oracle Corp. has filed a protest to a $427 million cloud storage contract for the Defense Information Systems Agency even before it's been awarded.