Military Cloud

Henry Sienkiewicz

For DISA, it's a whole new -- virtualized -- world

The Defense Information Systems Agency is undergoing sweeping changes in how it delivers information services to the warfighting community. DISA CIO Henry Sienkiewicz talked with GCN about managing those changes, DISA's progress developing more elastic systems and the role cloud computing will play.

DISA strives for leaner structure, tighter security

DISA CIO Henry Sienkiewicz describes how the agency is reinventing itself during its move to Fort Meade. Md.

Navy halts creation of new data centers, server purchases

The Navy has frozen its server purchases and halted the creation of new data centers in a move seen as a step toward reducing its IT infrastructure.

5 cyber threats to watch out for this year

Security pros see danger for 2011 in the proliferation of mobile consumer devices, sophisticated malware and the expansion of political conflict into cyberspace. On the brighter side, better law enforcement and the cloud might help make things better.

Army sees future of intelligence in the cloud

The Army intends to push vast amounts of the intelligence data it collects to a cloud environment.

Cloud platform boosts collaboration at DOD

Rob Vietmeyer, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency's, says open development has produced big benefits in collaboration and enterprise visibility, in addition to lower costs and streamlined operations.

Readers scorn Army's planned e-mail move

Defense System readers with first-hand experience using the Army’s existing e-mail services weigh in on the Army’s plan to move its enterprise e-mail to the Defense Information Systems Agency’s cloud computing environment.

Garing changed the game at DISA

When John Garing arrived at DISA in 1997, the agency was a fairly minor player in IT. More than a decade later, it's seen as an innovative developer of IT applications and services and a thought leader in developing areas such as cloud computing.

Building private and community clouds for DOD

Cloud computing can't be properly implemented on any sort of scale without automation in place, says Ben Newton with BMC Software.

Vulnerabilities lurk in the soft(ware) underbelly of combat networks

The Defense Department can improve combat network security by placing increased emphasis on secure code and application development.