Defense Information Systems Agency
Definition/Scope: The Defense Information Systems Agency is a combat support agency responsible for planning, engineering, acquiring, fielding, and supporting global net-centric solutions to serve the needs of the President, Vice President, the Secretary of Defense, and other DoD Components, under all conditions of peace and war. Their vision is to be the provider of global net-centric solutions for the Nation’s warfighters and all those who support them in the defense of the nation. DISA also supports net-centricity through the Net-Centric Enterprise Services (NCES) Program. When fully operational, NCES will enable GIG users to access, post, process, use, store, and manage information on demand. DISA also provides other critical missions including providing world-class computing services and overseeing the evolution of the existing DoD Command and Control (C2) systems. DISA is also home to the White House Communications Agency, which provides communications support to the president and vice president; the Defense Spectrum Organization, which develops integrated plans and long-term strategies for DoD spectrum access; and the Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization (DITCO), which procures global net-centric capabilities and supports customers through innovative contracting and acquisition logistics.
Used For:Defense Communications Agency
Broader Terms:Assistant Secretary of Defense (Networks and Information Integration)
Narrower Terms:cyber network
Related Terms:combat support agency