DISA starting 'zero-based review' of systems, budget

By Jaspreet Gill / October 27, 2021 at 11:11 AM

BALTIMORE, MD -- The Defense Information Systems Agency is starting a "zero-based review" of its systems and budget portfolio, the agency's director said here today.

The assessment will include a review "of every single program, every single resource, including dollars and positions to make sure that we are aligned with our priorities," Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner said at the AFCEA TechNet Cyber conference. "More importantly, that we understand where the requirement came from [and] how every requirement has changed over the years . . . and where the gaps and shortfalls are."

The review will happen "over the next year," but Skinner did not specify the exact timeframe.

He added one of the areas DISA is focusing on is addressing supply chain cyberattacks, calling it a priority and that the agency is working with its defense industrial base partners as well as the National Security Agency.