DISA to deliver web-browsing protection to 1.5M users — FCW

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DISA to deliver web-browsing protection to 1.5M users

 

The Defense Department’s IT agency is beginning production on its tool that allows internet users to browse without exposing DOD’s network to cyber vulnerabilities on non-government websites.

The Defense Information Systems Agency awarded its first other transaction authority production contract for $199 million to By Light Professional IT Services to support its cloud-based internet isolation (CBII) pilot program, the agency announced August 19.

DISA previously indicated it wanted to scale the program from the initial 100,000 users to 3.5 million as the Defense Department has embraced telework on unprecedented levels this year to cope with COVID-19 pandemic..

DISA is moving its users first before other DOD organizations, Sherri Sokol, CBII’s program manager told reporters Sept. 3. A total of 1.5 million users are planned for migration in the first year of production.

Steve Wallace,

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