DISA plan calls for cutting 1,200 IT jobs

The Defense Information Systems Agency has a plan to consolidate its Computing Services Directorate over the next 30 months, which may result in the loss of up to 1,200 jobs.

Computing Services, responsible for combat support data processing, now operates six mainframe processing sites running IBM OS/390 and Unisys systems. The merger would reduce the number to four sites, officials said. The directorate employs 2,300.

DISA will also consolidate its system management functions into four locations, said Robert Bryant, an agency spokesman. The site consolidation will be completed by September 2005, and affected employees will be removed from DISA payrolls by January 2006, Bryant said.

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