Defense IT

DISA consolidates networks to support virtualization

The Defense Information Systems Agency is consolidating several unclassified and classified networks into one that serves the agency around the world, Federal News Radio reported. DISA is also rolling out a limited implementation of a wireless network for its campus at Fort Meade, Md.

In an interview with the network David Bennett, CIO for DISA, said full wireless capability for the unclassified network at Fort Meade is expected by May 2014. "It will give us greater capability, reduce cost of operating the environment and ensures that we are applying security consistent fashion across the enterprise," Bennett said.

The network consolidation is part of a larger virtualization plan to support thin client mobility.

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