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  • No austerity at this federal agency (DISA)

    07/10/2013 4:56:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/10/2013
    Spend the money! Spend it all! Spend it now! That’s the distinct impression created by a recent e-mail sent by Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) contracting and budget officers to their colleagues. “Our available funding balances remain large in all appropriations — too large to spend” just on small supplemental funds often required by existing contracts, the June 27 e-mail said. DISA’s budget is $2 billion. “It is critical in our efforts to [spend] 100% of our available resources this fiscal year,” said the e-mail from budget officer Sannadean Sims and procurement officer Kathleen Miller. “It is also imperative that...
  • Lockheed Martin to Control Pentagon's Global Information Grid

    10/11/2012 9:41:44 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    The New American ^ | October 09, 2012 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    Do you feel comfortable having supersized defense contractor Lockheed Martin managing the Department of Defense’s global data network? Too bad. They already do. As announced on October 3 and after overcoming an appeal filed by a competing bidder, the Pentagon awarded the Virginia-based company the $4.6-billion Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) contract. DISA provides information technology (IT) and communications support to the president, vice president, secretary of defense, every branch of the U.S. military, and the overseas combat commands. “We are gratified that the U.S. Government has made its determination, and we are ready to begin work with DISA to...
  • U.S. Navy To Rely on Netted Iridium Service as Gap-Filler

    01/08/2010 11:09:31 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 329+ views
    Space News ^ | 01/08/2010 | Turner Brinton
    Facing a looming gap in its mobile satellite communications coverage, the U.S. Navy plans to tap a new service developed by commercial provider Iridium Communications LLC as it waits for its next-generation constellation to come on line. The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), which buys commercial satellite capacity on behalf of Pentagon users, plans to spend about $20 million this year on the Netted Iridium service, Bruce Bennett, DISA’s director of satellite communications, teleports and services, said in a Dec. 14 interview. DISA spent about $70 million on Iridium mobile satellite services in 2009, and the total amount should increase...
  • What Rumsfeld is up against.

    05/14/2002 9:42:09 AM PDT · by semper52 · 1 replies · 163+ views
    Tell_all ^ | 14 May 2002 | Tell_all
    While DOD is trying to get enough money together to fight a war, a Clinton administration leftover is wasting millions.