Articles about Disa

Chin up, BlackBerry. We know who still loves you: The cuddly Pentagon

Ailing BlackBerry has received a new vote of confidence from the US Department of Defense, which has reaffirmed its commitment to the Canadian firm's platform for a major mobile communications initiative due to launch this year. According to a press release issued by the DoD's Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) last week …
Neil McAllister, 21 Jan 2014

US Department of Defense throws lifeline to beleaguered BlackBerry

BlackBerry has received certification to be used on US Department of Defense networks, the first Mobile Device Management (MDM) provider to be so certified. "With foreign entities – governmental and criminal – ramping up attacks on electronic communications and information systems, BlackBerry provides government agencies with a …
Rik Myslewski, 09 Aug 2013
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US military nails 'best ever' Microsoft deal, brags size does matter

US Department of Defense personnel will get their hands on Microsoft’s latest software in a deal officials claim is their best yet from Redmond. The government department has signed a three-year enterprise licence agreement with Microsoft worth $617m, giving its two-million-plus civilian and military staff access to Windows 8, …
Gavin Clarke, 03 Jan 2013
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Unisys lands $187m Pentagon mainframe deal

Mainframe maker Unisys wants a little good news ahead of reporting its fourth quarter 2009, and the US Department of Defense was happy to oblige. The Defense Information Systems Agency, the IT arm of the Pentagon, today inked a deal to shell out $187m to provide managed services for DISA's ClearPath mainframes. The Pentagon is …
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HP helps customers go cloudwards

HP is offering a Cloud Design Service to get customers using cloud IT faster. HP services already has a Cloud Discovery Workshop and a Cloud Roadmap Service for customers who want to learn about cloud computing and develop a stragey and plan about how to move some or all of their IT into the cloud. It has added a new service to …
Chris Mellor, 16 Feb 2010
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US DoD arms cloud for military duty

The US Department of Defense is sounding a strategic retreat from its current hardware and software licenses and ducking into the cloud for cover. It's inked a deal with Hewlett-Packard, which will supply a cloud computing infrastructure, known as RACE (Rapid Access Computing Environment), allowing the department's Defense …
Austin Modine, 10 Jul 2008
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Pentagon chiefs buy net-security early warning system

US weapons megacorp Raytheon is chuffed to announce that it and allied firms have landed a $28m deal from the Pentagon to provide an early-warning system for defence against cyber attacks on military networks. The programme in question is referred to by the Defence Information Systems Agency (DISA) as "Network Operations …
Lewis Page, 10 Nov 2009
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US Defense Department pays $440m for HP's 'special services'

Nothing says, "We're reading your every word and listening to your every phone call" better than a $440m deal between HP and the US Department of Defense. In desperate need of some good news, HP fed reporters a statement today detailing two data center wins with the US Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). One deal for HP- …
Ashlee Vance, 17 Oct 2006
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US military gets a camouflaged cloud

The Defense Information Service Agency - the US military's IT department - has made its cloud service available for real applications. Up until now it has only been used for testing applications. The DoD's Rapid Access Computing Environment (RACE) launched in October 2008, and is part of the Agency's effort to "posture the …
John Oates, 07 Oct 2009
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Novell beefs software appliance kit

Novell says that its SUSE Appliance Toolkit is ready for primetime. Today, the company released an expanded version of the kit - used to create software appliances based on the SUSE distribution of Linux - giving software vendors and corporations a set of tools that were missing from the appliance making service SUSE Studio and …
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Pentagon networks attacked 715 times in 2000

The US Army, Navy and Air Force combined suffered 715 cyber attacks last year, according to a report from the General Accounting Office (GAO) released last week. The Navy reported the most attacks, 387, with the Army slightly behind at 299. The Air Force suffered only 29 attacks in 2000, according to the report, 'Information …
Kevin Poulsen, 05 Apr 2001
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Ready or not, IPv6 is coming

Analysis Google last week touted the benefits and ease of switching to IPv6, the next generation internet protocol, while the IT world in general remains resolutely indifferent about the technology. Uptake of IPv6 is low, despite predictions that IPv4 numbers will become used up in as little as two years. A recent survey by the Internet …
John Leyden, 03 Apr 2009
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Suspected bot master busted

In what prosecutors have labeled the first case of its kind in the nation, a federal grand jury charged Jeanson James Ancheta with 17 counts of conspiracy and computer crime stemming from his alleged profitable use of bot nets. Over nearly a year, Ancheta allegedly used automated software to infect Windows systems, advertised …
Robert Lemos, 04 Nov 2005
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Web defacer sentenced, facing deportation

Rafael Nuñez-Aponte will soon be going home to Caracas after spending seven months in a U.S. jail for compromising a computer belonging to the Department of Defense, but only if the National Aeronautics and Space Administration decides not to pursue charges against him. Last week, a U.S. district court sentenced the Venezuelan …
SecurityFocus, 27 Oct 2005
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W3C OWL proposals take flight

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence The World Wide Web Consortium's Web Ontology working group has published a working draft of the requirements for its Ontology Web Language (OWL). The working group, part of the W3C's Semantic Web activity, is chartered to create a language that extends the semantic reach of previous …
ComputerWire, 21 Mar 2002
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CERT defends vulnerability info restrictions

The long-debated question of whether software and network vulnerability data should be shared freely and immediately re-surfaced recently, as Carnegie Mellon University's CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC), formerly the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), announced hooking up with a private-industry organization called the …
Thomas C Greene, 24 Apr 2001