DISA OTA for Cloud-Based Internet Isolation a Sign of More to Come

FederalNewsNetwork.com

January 18, 2021

Just as the pandemic was creating massive strains on DoD networks, the DISA’s first-ever use of an other transaction agreement (OTA) gave the agency a brand new way to move huge amounts of traffic off of them. In August, DISA  awarded By Light Professional IT Services a nearly $200 million agreement to start deploying a technique called cloud-based internet isolation (CBII). As the name implies, the program moves Defense users’ web browsing off of their actual desktops and laptops; indeed, off of Defense networks entirely. The actual browsing activity happens in a commercial cloud environment…

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