WASHINGTON--Lt. Gen. Ronnie D. Hawkins Jr., director of the $9.4 billion Defense Information Systems Agency, gave the agency's five year blueprint through 2020, announcing that it had reached a record $1.6 billion or 33 percent procurement from small businesses, including $675 million to small disadvantaged businesses.
Hawkins, one of the 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology, said, " DISA, as the provider
of choice for defensive cyberspace and IT combat support for the DOD,
will focus on the global infrastructure of telecommunications and
services delivery — comprised of a hybrid cyberspace ecosystem of
mobile, collaboration, internal clouds, and commercial clouds."
Hawkins is Director, Defense Information Systems Agency and
Commander, Joint Force Headquarters – Department of Defense Information
Networks (DODIN), Fort Meade, Md.
He leads a global organization of military and civilian personnel who
plan, develop, deliver, and operate joint, interoperable, command and
control capabilities and a global enterprise infrastructure in direct
support of the President, Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff,
Combatant Commanders, Department of Defense components, and other
mission partners across the full spectrum of operations.
As the Commander, Joint Force Headquarters – DODIN, he is in charge
of the command and control of defensive cyberspace activities focusing
on unity of command and unity of effort within the Department of
Defense. He is responsible for organizing, training, and equipping the
JFHQ-DODIN military and civilian force, which in turn is responsible for
securing, operating, and defending the Department of Defense
Lt Gen Hawkins received his commission as a distinguished graduate of the ROTC program at Angelo State University in 1977
Sharon Jones, small business advocate, said a draft RFP will be announced for Encore, DISA's contracting vehicle for small businesses in July 2015, with implementation in November under NAICS 541519, other computer services.