The Defense Information Services Agency is undergoing a radical transformation in how it serves its customers. The end goal is better collaboration and coordination internally and across the military services and agencies.
The reorganization, announced Jan. 11, has been in the works for the better part of a year. DISA kicked off 2015 by outlining theradically different path it’s heading down.
Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins, DISA’s director, said the new structure will focus on five core tenets:
“One of the things that I’ve constantly heard, both on the outside when I was there as well as when I was vice director and director that it’s hard to get a hold of people within the agency,” Hawkins said during a recent luncheon panel sponsored by the Washington chapter of AFCEA. “And more importantly, some of the things I’ve heard is that DISA ‘costs too much’ and DISA is ‘too slow in delivering speed to market.’ Those are the things we’ve been working on.”
Hawkins said the reorganization is trying to address both of those criticisms.