DISA restructures

The Defense Information Systems Agency announced a restructuring effort designed to align it with the rest of the Defense Department.

Air Force Lt. Gen. Harry Raduege Jr., director of DISA, said today that he ordered the move on Sept. 30. The realignment will allow DISA "to more effectively support the president of the United States, defense officials, combatant commanders and deployed combat units," according to a DISA statement.

DISA will center on five areas:

* Acquisition

* Engineering

* Operations

* Finance

* Governance.

"We will now have an organizational structure that positions us to be the Department of Defense's provider of end-to-end global net-centric solutions," Raduege said.

Although some of the initiatives are effective immediately, the complete scope of the restructuring won't be realized until December.

The first initiative is the creation of a component acquisition executive (CAE), which gives DISA the ability to support large, joint information technology acquisition throughout the department. The CAE will oversee the agency's program management offices.

DISA has three strategic business units: Global Information Grid (GIG) Enterprise Services Engineering, GIG Combat Support and GIG Operations.

The engineering organization will develop and implement systems and solutions for the GIG. GIG Combat Support is responsible for fielding and sustaining network-centric products and services. GIG Operations will manage, operate and defend the infrastructure.

"We must continue to guarantee our forces global information dominance by providing interoperable, secure capabilities to our customers on a daily basis as we transform ourselves for future success," said Raduege. "I have complete confidence that together we will succeed in being the preferred provider of global net-centric solutions for the nation's warfighters and all those who support them in defense of the nation."

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