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DISA 5 year Strategic Plan
September 8, 2012 at 12:52 pm #169013
Title: Defense Information Systems Agency Strategic Plan 2013-2018
The Defense Information Systems Agency is at a crossroad as the Nation reflects over ten years since 9/11.
Crossroads are nothing new to the Agency — we have continually built upon a legacy of setting new standards of excellence with each opportunity to support the Warfighter. The common denominator that has been a part of each juncture has been the professional men and women of DISA . The level of excellence was present at the inception of the Defense Communications Agency during the Cold War; it was present when DISA was created in 1990. DISA’s members have deployed to the edge — and are there today — as we stand shoulder to shoulder with the Warfighter no matter the location, in combat or during humanitarian assistance. DISA has risen to and met every challenge because of the ingenuity, tenacity, and recognition by our people of what it means to be a part of the Profession of Arms.
The President, Secretary of Defense, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff have all published their guidance and strategy for creating the military of the future. The Chairman stated, “We must develop a Joint Force for 2020 that remains ready to answer the Nation’s call—anytime, anywhere. We need to offset fewer resources with more innovation.” The Secretary released his strategic guidance that calls for a Joint Force of the future that will be “smaller and leaner,” but also be agile, flexible, ready, and technologically advanced. “Operate Effectively in Cyberspace” is a priority and the guidance goes on to state, “Modern armed forces cannot conduct high-tempo, effective operations without reliable information and communications networks and assured access to cyberspace and space.” The President stated, “As we end today’s wars, we will focus on a broader range of challenges and opportunities, including the security and prosperity of the Asia Pacific.”
DISA will support the Department’s priority to rebalance our communications and services in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as “Operate Effectively in Cyberspace,” and will play a critical role in the Department’s efforts to provide modern armed forces with reliable information and communications networks and assured access to the cyber domain. DISA is a Combat Support Agency, and our number one priority is enabling information superiority for the Warfighter. We know we cannot obtain information superiority on our own, but we are proud of the capabilities we bring forward to enable the DoD to reach their goals. I intend to focus my initial efforts, in the following areas:
- Global Defense Posture
- Cyber Command and Control (C2)
- Nuclear Command, Control,
- and Communications (NC3)
- Joint Information Environment
- DoD Cloud Services
- Acquisition Agility
- DISA First
September 8, 2012 at 12:54 pm #169020
Press Release from DISA
DISA Releases the Agency’s Strategic Plan for 2013-2018
FORT MEADE, Md – The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) announced today the release of the agency’s new Strategic Plan.
The plan positions the agency for the future and spells out the agency’s mission, vision, strategic goals and key objectives that will shape and prioritize DISA’s efforts for the next five years.
Based upon recent Department of Defense (DoD) Strategic Guidance, DISA’s new plan supports DoD’s global efforts and accommodates communications and information sharing network needs for the Joint Force of the future.
The plan also focuses DISA’s goals with DoD’s strategic shift areas of: Global Defense Posture; Cyber Command and Control; Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications Support; DoD Joint Information Environment; DoD Cloud Services; Mobility Initiatives; Acquisition Agility; and DISA First.
“DISA is a combat support agency, and our number one priority is enabling information superiority for the warfighter,” states DISA director Lt. Gen. Ronnie D. Hawkins Jr. in his Director’s Intent. “We know we cannot obtain information superiority on our own, but we are proud of the capabilities we bring forward to enable the DoD to reach their goals.”
The agency’s target objective state is an enterprise information environment that optimizes the use of the DoD information technology (IT) assets by converging communications, computing, and enterprise services into a single joint platform that can be leveraged for all Department missions. These efforts reduce total cost of ownership, improve security, and enable DISA’s mission partners to more effectively access the information resources of the enterprise from any authorized IT device anywhere in the world.
September 8, 2012 at 12:57 pm #169018
Commentary from Information Week
Military IT’s Future Stresses Cloud, Mobile
Military’s IT agency has released a plan for Department of Defense’s belt-tightening and shifting strategies during the next five years.
By J. Nicholas Hoover InformationWeek
The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) released a five-year strategic plan Tuesday outlining how the agency will navigate a possibly decreasing military and IT budget and military priorities that are increasingly shifting away from Afghanistan and Iraq.
From a technological standpoint, DISA is looking to facilitate an increasingly enterprise-oriented Department of Defense that shares IT resources across numerous services, relies heavily on cloud computing and mobile technologies, and continues to push the boundaries of cybersecurity.
September 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm #169016
Commentary from CTOvision.com
The Department of Defense’s Defense Information Systems Agency recently released their strategic plan for the next 5 years. DISA is a Combat Support Agency that “provides, operates, and assures command and control, information sharing capabilities, and a globally accessible enterprise information infrastructure in direct support to joint Warfighters, National level leaders, and other mission and coalition partners across the full spectrum of operations.” In short, DISA provides and manages information technology for the military, President, Vice President, and Secretary of Defense, and the strategic vision that it adopts steers the course of IT for the Department of Defense and much of the White House. Their strategy aims to define the direction that the agency is pursuing and will guide all agency activities.
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