DISA to add 1,200 employees, nearly $1B workload in 2020, will take on functions from Defense Health Agency, and others

“The Defense Information Systems Agency’s workload is set to increase by nearly a billion dollars in 2020 as it officially takes responsibility for running much of the information technology that supports the 28 agencies in DoD’s “fourth estate.”

“DISA plans to bill those agencies more than $855 million next fiscal year as part of the Fourth Estate Network Optimization Initiative (4ENO), a plan DoD’s chief management officer directed to consolidate the department’s sometimes-redundant technology infrastructure and drive efficiencies into its IT spend.”

“The initiative’s largest customers will be the Defense Health Agency, the Defense Logistics Agency, the Defense Commissary Agency and the Defense Contract Management Agency, each of whom will pay DISA more than $100 million next year for IT services they’re currently providing or contracting for themselves.”

“According to a working capital fund budget DoD released last week, the initiative calls for the fourth estate agencies to turn all of the “commodity” IT functions over to DISA starting next year, and defined “commodity” fairly broadly. It will encompass all of the agencies’…” Read the full article here.

Source: DISA to take on 1,200 new employees, nearly $1B workload in 2020 – By Jared Serbu, April 22, 2019. Federal News Network.

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