DISA headquarters move to improve IT, tighten security

BRAC relocation drives infrastructure improvements

The Defense Information Systems Agency plans to use its headquarters move to Fort Meade, Md., as required by the Defense Department’s Base Realignment and Closure Act, to make a number of key enhancements to its high-tech equipment and security functions, reports Federal News Radio.

DISA will consolidate network circuits, reduce the number of printers employees use by more than 1,500 and consolidate their production environment, officials said.

As a result of its new environment, where it is co-located with the U.S. Cyber Command and National Security Agency, DISA is now a classified facility in which speaker phones are no longer allowed in open workplaces, mobile devices cannot be used in the office, and accessing secret and unclassified networks is easier for those employees who need to use both networks, they said.

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