The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is an agency within the United Sates Department Of Defense tasked with providing, operating, and ensuring command and control and information sharing capabilities for U.S. military leaders, senior leadership in the executive branch, joint warfighters, and other mission partners.
The DISA reports to the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (DOD CIO). The Office of the DOD CIO is the department's primary authority for the policy and oversight of information resources management, to include matters related to information technology (IT), network defense, and network operations.
The DISA has a public listing of its services and capabilities on its website. The agency offers and supports software and services to U.S. and allied defense forces to address a wide range of technical needs:
- Analytics and testing
- Command and control
- Computing services
- Contracting and acquisition
- Network connections
In 2020, the DISA has a total budget of $9.4 billion and receives funding through both congressional appropriations of $2.2 billion and a Defense Working Capital Fund (DWCF) of $6.9 billion.
As of February 2020, the DISA's total workforce consists of 8,893 people, of which 1,692 are active duty service members and 7,199 are civilians. 55% of the agency's workforce is based at Fort Meade, the Pentagon, and elsewhere in the National Capital Region (NCR). The remaining 45% of its workforce is stationed at field offices throughout the world.