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DISA Relying on AI for Cybersecurity Measures, Agency Director Says

Robert Skinner

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DISA Relying on AI for Cybersecurity Measures, Agency Director Says

The Defense Information Systems Agency has taken a forward-leaning approach to artificial intelligence, the agency’s director, Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner, said during the Department of the Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower conference on Aug. 30. 

Skinner, a 2023 Wash100 awardee and a former Potomac Officers Club speaker, said AI is being leveraged especially on cybersecurity considerations, adding that the Defense Enterprise Office Solution embraces the technology. 

More than 2,000 airmen and industry leaders attended the DAFITC event held in Montgomery, Alabama, DISA said.

Skinner also reaffirmed DISA’s commitment to utilize other advanced technologies, such as zero trust, advanced threat detection algorithms and multi-layered encryption protocols, to support the U.S. military.

In an earlier speech at the AFCEA TechNet Augusta conference, Skinner revealed that more than $200 million in contracts have been awarded under the Department of Defense’s $9 billion Joint Warfighting Cloud Capacity contract vehicle.

Oracle, Amazon, Google and Microsoft will compete for task deliveries of cloud-related services on unclassified, secret and top-secret designations under the JWCC contract.

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