Dive into DISA at our next WT Power Breakfast

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The program for our May 10 event includes perspectives from the Defense Information Services Agency itself, the industry and other informed observers.

The Defense Information Systems Agency holds a unique position at the Defense Department.

Part of its mission is to manage contract vehicles that the rest of DOD can use to purchase IT goods and services.

But you quickly realize DISA is a linchpin for the military's information superiority when looking at contracts such as Enclave and DEOS, plus the agency's support to the DOD Information Network.

DISA's activities inevitably track back to the soldier's mission that involves cybersecurity, information sharing and connectivity on the battlefield.

That’s why we are looking forward to our next Power Breakfast on doing business with DISA. The event is May 10 at the Carahsoft headquarters in Reston, Virginia. Breakfast and registration kicks things off at 7:45 a.m. and then the program starts at 8:30 a.m. Follow this link to register.

Our keynote speaker from DISA itself is Army Col. Jeffrey Strauss, the agency's military deputy for acquisitions. Strauss will take us through DISA's acquisition strategy, provide updates on current initiatives and overview new programs that are in the works. He will also share tips for small businesses trying to work with DISA.

We will also ask him qabout how industry can better serve DISA, including common mistakes.

The program also will include a panel of executives whose companies are deeply involved with DISA:

  • James Matney, vice president of strategy for General Dynamics IT’s defense business
  • Charles Buechel III, vice president and division manager for the Defense Enclave Services contract at Leidos
  • Mark Stine, the chief technology officer for By Light Professional IT Services’ DISA business

They will provide an industry perspective on DISA’s priorities and they are evolving, plus what their partnering strategies are.

We’ll continue our deep dive into DISA through a conversation with Lauren Williams, senior editor at our sibling publication, DefenseOne. She’s our in-house expert on DISA and she’ll give us insights from her reporting on the agency.

In addition to the formal program, there also will be opportunities for networking.

Follow this link to register.