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Vice Adm. Nancy Norton: DISA, JFHQ-DODIN Back Warfighters Through Innovation, Cyber Defense, Tech Delivery

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Navy Vice Adm. Nancy Norton, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency and commander of the Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network, has said DISA and JFHQ-DODIN support warfighters through innovation, technology delivery and cyber domain defense.

Norton said at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium Tuesday that those three categories work to provide information technology and communications support to service personnel worldwide, DISA said Tuesday.

She noted that DISA promotes innovation through research and development work in blockchain technology, assured identity and electromagnetic spectrum.

“Prototype devices for establishing assured identity are being developed right now. The first few will arrive this summer to assist with determining the right test parameters, and in the fall we will distribute 75 devices for testing,” said Norton, a 2018 Wash100 recipient.

Norton said JFHQ-DODIN implements at least 2,000 countermeasures to defend DODIN from cyber threats.

She also discussed DISA’s plan to deploy the Defense Enterprise Office Solution and Joint Regional Security Stacks projects.

DISA issued a draft solicitation in April for the potential 10-year, $7.8 billion DEOS single-award contract to acquire an enterprise cloud service platform designed to facilitate collaboration and communications in support of DoD operations.

Norton said DISA will issue the final request for proposals for the DEOS indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018.

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