DISA shuffles IT staff for infrastructure work

Air Force Lt. Gen. Harry Raduege Jr.

The Defense Information Systems Agency has begun reorganizing its IT staff to 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 units tied to GIG, the backbone for providing network-centric services to users across DOD:
  • GIG'Enterprise Services Engineering, headed by Dawn Meyerriecks, also DISA's chief technology officer

  • GIG'Combat Support, headed by Air Force Col. Stephen Lanning, former principal director for network services. This office will field and maintain network-centric services.

  • GIG'Operations, headed by Army Maj. Gen. Marilyn Quagliotti, former principal director for operations. This office will manage, operate and support the infrastructure and its security.

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