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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

Acronym:

DISA

Broader Terms:

Assistant Secretary of Defense (Networks and Information Integration)
C2
Defense Department
DoD support agencies
Global Information Grid
LandWarNet

Narrower Terms:

cyber network
Defense Information Infrastructure Common Operating Environment
Defense Information Systems Network
Defense Satellite Communications System
Defense Technical Information Center
DISA Information Security Program Management Office
Joint Interoperability Test Command
Net-Enabled Command Capability
Network Operations
Wideband Military Satellite Communication

Related Terms:

combat support agency
Defense information system
Defense Joint Intelligence Operations Center
Defense Message System
Defense Research and Engineering Network
DoD agencies
Global Combat Support System
Global Combat Support System Marine Corps
Global Command and Control System - Army
global communications
Net-centric Enterprise Services
Network Operations


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