DISA reorganizes IT staff around net-centric programs

The Defense Information Systems Agency has begun reorganizing its IT staff to put the focus on the Defense Department's enterprise infrastructure efforts.

The overhaul results from applying what DISA has learned about joint IT acquisition and support during the Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom operations, said Air Force Lt. Gen. Harry Raduege Jr., DISA's director.

'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,' he said.

DISA has created a new position, the component acquisition executive, and tapped Diane McCoy, the former principal director of the Applications Engineering Directorate, to fill it.

McCoy and Tony Montemarano, program director for the Global Information Grid-Bandwidth Expansion program, now report directly to Raduege.

DISA also has created three new units directly tied to GIG, the backbone for providing network-centric services to users DOD-wide:

  • Global Information Grid-Enterprise Services Engineering, headed by Dawn Meyerriecks, also DISA's chief technology officer.


  • Global Information Grid-Combat Support, headed by Air Force Col. Stephen Lanning, former principal director for network services. This office will field and sustain network-centric services.


  • Global Information Grid-Operations, headed by Army Maj. Gen. Marilyn Quagliotti, former principal director for operations. This office will manage, operate and protect the infrastructure.


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

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