Cambridge attends the 2011 DISA Conference

Cambridge made its presence at the 2011 Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Customer & Industry Forum in Baltimore, MD. From August 15 through 18, several of Cambridge’s own staff attended plenary and track sessions focused on information sharing efforts in order to enhance understanding of the full spectrum of DISA’s programs, services, and solutions, and learn more about DISA’s efforts to achieve an integrated and seamless platform of communications, computing, information assurance, and enterprise services to support the Department of Defense’s warfighters.

The theme, “Power to Connect: Enterprise Within Reach” mirrored DISA’s pledge to providing an enterprise information environment that enables command and control and information sharing via a reliable and protected infrastructure in support of the full range of Department of Defense (DoD) operations globally.

In addition, along with more than 200 industry exhibitors, Cambridge showcased its capabilities, services, and networked with colleagues within a 10×20 ft. exhibit display.

This year’s Customer & Industry Forum combined DISA’s annual Customer Partnership Conference with Forecast to Industry. This DoD joint IT conference brought together mission partners, industry, world-class speakers, and thought leaders to share information and ideas that are critical to achieve DoD mission success. The event provided an opportunity to hear directly from DISA senior leaders about the near and far-term direction of the agency to develop technological capabilities and initiatives and to respond to operational requirements.

The plenary sessions included presentations by senior DoD officials and top industry leaders and speakers which included William J. Lynn, Deputy Secretary of Defense; Teri Takai, the Defense Department CIO; Air Force General Duncan McNabb, Commander of U.S. Transportation Command; Army Lieutenant General Carroll F. Pollett, DISA Director; John Chambers, CEO of Cisco Systems Inc.; and Paul Maritz, CEO of VMware. Cambridge CEO Kim Harokopus was also a featured speaker and panelist at the Small Business and Contracting session that was held during the event.

The conference was an excellent forum for Cambridge to showcase its offerings and mission successes to customers and industry colleagues. Next year’s conference will be held in Tampa, Florida. Cambridge will again be participating and presenting. Mark your calendars!

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