The Defense Information Systems Agency has receivedÂ $9.7 million from the Defense Department‘s small business programs officeÂ to fund the development of technologies in support of theÂ country’sÂ warfighters.
DISA said Tuesday itsÂ Rapid Innovation Fund program will receive funds within the $3 million maximum allowance DISA would get from OSD OSBP to complete, transition and supportÂ cybersecurity proposals such as transport layer security inspection, cyber intelligence as a service and credential misuse detection within two years.
âThe team works with OSD Office of Small Business Programs to acquire funding for small businesses for innovative projects specifically in cyber security,â said Erin Maultsby, DISA’s RIF coordinatorÂ and portfolio manager.
âThe FY17 RIF initiatives will be structured so that DOD Chief Information Office/DISA can focus on several topics of interest to the Services such as better situational awareness, asset visibility, cross domain solutions, and evolving the topic of two factor authentication and network access,â saidÂ John Mills, cybersecurity division chief for the Pentagon’s chief information officer.
DISA designed theÂ Rapid Innovation Fund program to provide a collaborative vehicle for small businesses to provide technologies for DoD for potential additions toÂ acquisition programs that meet specific defense needs.