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2018 Government Innovation Awards

Speed, security and next-gen networks for DOD

When the Defense Information Systems Agency needed a software-defined environment with automation and synchronization across the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN), the backbone of the Department of Defense Information Network (DODIN), it turned to Leidos.

Software-Defined Networking for DISN and DODIN

Defense Information Systems Agency

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Government and industry experts worked together for nearly six years to develop and deploy DISN’s first software-defined network in 2017. The results were automation through virtual private networking services and an ability to transition validation work and integrate it with the DISA Storefront. The solution eliminated significant man-hours and streamlined and automated the activation process.

Central to the solution was Leidos’ partnership with telecommunications provider AT&T, which combined best practices for developing the software-defined network and strategically targeted internal research and development investments.

DISA officials said the initial project’s success has been the foundation for plans to expand software-defined networking across DODIN to stay ahead of threats and effectively meet mission goals.

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