Dana Deasy

SAN DIEGO (May 16, 2020) Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Natalia Murillo, a native of San Diego, participates in a video conference with Navy Public Affairs Support Element (NPASE) West during a drill weekend. NPASE reserve units paused in-person drills as early as March in accordance with Navy-wide coronavirus precaution. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Natalia Murillo/released)

DOD switches off its temporary teleworking platform used by millions

CVR will be replaced by a suite of digital productivity tools that can be used from anywhere, dubbed DOD365.
Airman 1st Class Bernard Coe, 55th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, reviews a technical order as he prepares an aircraft for takeoff while wearing a protective cloth mask April 8, 2020. Cloth masks are one of many mitigation efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 as Team Offutt continues to complete missions in spite of the on-going pandemic.

The plan for the future of the Pentagon’s remote work environment

The DOD's Commercial Virtual Remote environment will remain online until June 2021, when a long-term solution will be launched.
Dana Deasy, DOD Chief Information Officer, hosts a roundtable discussion on the enterprise cloud initiative with reporters, Aug. 9, 2019, at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. (DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Andrew Carroll)

DOD working to expand telework to support classified information

The DOD wants its teleworking platform to handle classified information as it looks to keep remote work a reality for the long-term.
National Defense University (NDU) Faculty walk out of Roosevelt Hall for the Graduation ceremony at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington D.C., June 7, 2018. The NDU Class of 2018 consists of leaders from the U.S. military services, the Department of Defense, other federal government agencies, as well as from the foreign militaries of 66 allied and partner nations. (DoD Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. James K. McCann)

Senators urge against shuttering of Pentagon’s cyber college

"We fear that such an action sends the wrong message to our warfighters and to our adversaries," the senators wrote in a letter to DOD leadership.
The Honorable Dana Deasy, Department of Defense Chief Information Officer, and Air Force Lt. Gen. B.J. Shwedo, Director for Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4)/Cyber, and Chief Information Officer, Joint Staff, J6, hold a media briefing on the COVID-19 Telework Readiness Task Force on Monday, April 13, in the Pentagon Briefing Room. The briefing covered the department’s efforts to expand network capacity due to maximized telework during the COVID-19 National Emergency. Additionally, the participants discussed how the department is enhancing collaboration platforms while maintaining a cybersecurity-first mindset. (DoD photo by Marvin Lynchard)

DOD’s enhanced IT, teleworking capabilities are here to stay

Many of the DOD's new coronavirus teleworking capabilities will stick around.
191209-N-GP724-1036 CORONADO, Calif. (Dec. 9, 2019) The Hon. Dana Deasy, Department of Defense Chief Information Officer, meets with various Naval Special Warfare commands to learn about their capabilities onboard Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. Naval Special Warfare Command is the maritime component of U.S. Special Operations Command, and its mission is to provide maritime special operations forces to conduct full-spectrum operations, unilaterally or with partners, to support national objectives. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alex Perlman/Released)

DOD launches task force of CIOs to combat teleworking challenges

The DOD has set up a CIO-led task force on "teleworking readiness" as employees work from home on an unprecedented scale.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan formally, swears-in Mr. Dana Deasy as the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer, June 15, 2018 at the Pentagon, Wash. D.C. (DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Angelita M. Lawrence)

DOD ‘considering qualified candidates’ for CDO as it transitions role

The Department of Defense CDO will now be housed under the CIO's purview, and Dana Deasy is "considering qualified candidates" for the role, currently held by Michael…
Brigadier General Dennis A. Crall, Chief Information Officer of the Marine Corps, speaks to Marines during the 8412 Symposium at the Davis Conference Center aboard MacDill Air Force Base Tampa, Florida, Aug. 23, 2017. The Symposium brought all career recruiters together to provide information, develop updated recruiting products, and conduct sustainment training for the professional development of 6MCD’s Career Recruiting force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jack A. E. Rigsby)

DOD needs to staff up to hire Cyber Excepted Service personnel, officials say

The Department of Defense finally has the plan and the authority to more quickly hire cyberwarriors — now it just lacks a dedicated staff big enough to…