Posts Tagged: DISA

DISA to Revise Commercial Cloud Acquisition Plan

The Defense Information Agency is re-evaluating its options for a planned $450 million commercial cloud computing contract, including a lower ceiling for a new contract. DISA could also cancel the entire plan and use existing contracts the agency believes can meet the scope of demand, the agency said in a Friday FedBizOpps notice. DISA cited… Read more »

DISA Pushes Back $427M Enterprise Storage Solicitation

The Defense Information Systems Agency has delayed the release of a final solicitation for a potential $427 million enterprise storage contract. DISA now intends to release the request for proposals sometime after Sept. 30 after originally planning to start accepting bids July 16, DISA said in a Monday FedBizOpps notice. No official release date has… Read more »

DISA Wants 10 for Cloud Contract, Only 5 Have Passed FedRAMP

The Defense Information Research Agency wants to award 10 positions on a potential $450 million cloud computing products and services contract even as only five companies have gone through the new governmentwide cloud certification process, Federal Times reports. Nicole Blake Johnson writes companies that hold the FedRAMP authority to operate are Amazon Web Services, Autonomic… Read more »

DISA Schedules RFP for $427M Enterprise Storage Contract

The Defense Information Systems Agency is set to start accepting proposals July 16 for a potential $427 enterprise storage contract. DISA intends for the contract to have four base years and two one-year options, the agency said in a Wednesday FedBizOpps post. Work under the Enterprise Storage Service II contract will occur at agency sites… Read more »

DISA Kicks Off $450M Commercial Cloud Purchase

The Defense Information Systems Agency has released a draft request for proposals to acquire commercial cloud computing services through 2017 for up to $450 million. DISA is seeking to purchase commercial infrastructure-as-a-service tools and associated support services under the Commercial Cloud Services Provider program, the draft RFP released Monday says. Service lines covered under the… Read more »

DISA, Samsung Team for Mobile Device Approval Process

The Defense Information Systems Agency has partnered with Samsung Electronics to develop a new approval process intended to help vendors create security technical implementation guides for their mobile devices. Terry Sherald, chief of DISA’s information assurance standards branch, led the development of the Samsung Knox STIG process so vendors can base their guides security guides… Read more »

Unmanned Helicopter Reconnaissance Squadron One, Malware Campaign Against the Defense Industry, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The Navy is establishing Unmanned Helicopter Reconnaissance Squadron One (HUQ-1) effective October 1, 2012. More here. The Office of Management and Budget released an updated report stating that 318 data centers have been closed since 2010, 50 of them May. More here. The Defense Information Systems… Read more »

GAO Report Signals Opportunity for Contractors in Agile Software Development

Applying agile software development methods to IT projects has been a hot topic as of late at the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The agency recently unveiled a report highlighting its 32 tips for applying agile development to help improve how the federal government will develop and implement IT infrastructure projects. Specifically, these tips focus on… Read more »

DARPA’s Robot Worm, DISA’s Host-Based Security System, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency supported researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, and Seoul National University to create Meshworm, a crawling autonomous soft robot that could one day be used for reconnaissance. More here. The Federal Bureau of Investigation warns of the… Read more »