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US Defense Information Systems Agency Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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US Defense Information Systems Agency Director Lt Gen Alan R. Lynn
Lt Gen Alan R. Lynn
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Pros
  • As such, it's a great place to build connections and competencies in Defense IT industry (in 6 reviews)

  • Great benefits and environment to work in (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • There is a BIG Clinton County Good Ol' Boy/ (in 2 reviews)

  • Forced to do too much with limited resources (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Lots of Potential"

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    Current Employee - Implementation Manager in Fort Meade, MD
    Current Employee - Implementation Manager in Fort Meade, MD
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Defense Information Systems Agency full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    DISA is the Telecommunications Service Provider for the DoD. As such, it's a great place to build connections and competencies in Defense IT industry. You will be at the forefront of development in enterprise-wide projects and programs.

    Cons

    DISA is a government agency. There's a lot of bureaucracy and procedural inertia to overcome and there are many empty suits to work around. It's often three steps forward and two steps back. However, when you do make headway, you'll find a great sense of satisfaction supporting the war fighter.

    Advice to Management

    We have to find ways to be more agile in our acquisition process and in our incorporation of industry best practices. We have too many people who are content to do things the way they always have or sit back and watch others perform. We need agile innovation, not maintenance of the status quo.


  2. "Interesting work; lots of work to be done."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Defense Information Systems Agency full-time

    Pros

    Work on some of the most interesting projects in the defense industry.

    Cons

    Business process is split and takes some maneuvering; needs some improvement.

  3. "Awesome Employer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Logistics Specialist in Fort Meade, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Logistics Specialist in Fort Meade, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Defense Information Systems Agency full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great workplace to gain operational and strategic experience.

    Cons

    Parking may be challenging after 0800 each day.

    Advice to Management

    Build a 10 story parking garage


  4. "Network Security Technician"

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    Current Employee - Information Technology Specialist in Scott AFB, IL
    Current Employee - Information Technology Specialist in Scott AFB, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Defense Information Systems Agency full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The amount of systems and equipment you can learn are parallel to none. Great environment and everybody loves eager technicians.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work flow can be heavy and demanding.

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "No complaints!!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Cyber Security Analyst in Fort Meade, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Cyber Security Analyst in Fort Meade, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Defense Information Systems Agency full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility in work schedule, teleworking, fitness program during work hours, on-site cafeteria, and great work environment.

    Cons

    Boredom can set in after a while.


  6. "DISA--Defense Information Technology service provider"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort George G Meade, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort George G Meade, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Defense Information Systems Agency (More than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging jobs with real-world impact on US National Security. Executives and supervisors care for employees, self-starters quickly identified and given responsibility. Access and partnerships with many high profile technology companies. Dedicated set of people with Can't Quit mentality. Organizational changes made over past few years beneficial to streamlining business and operations.

    Cons

    Unrelenting operations tempo. Worldwide and global operations from the tactical battlefield up to and including the White House requires constant vigilance and troubleshooting diverse problems.


  7. "Network Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer
    Current Employee - Network Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Defense Information Systems Agency full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good for people trying to get into the IT field. Start with call center and work your way up to a specialized field. Many avenues to branch off to

    Cons

    Its not the best, but certainly not the worst. Have a TS prior to coming onto the job or you will wait a long time for access.

    Advice to Management

    Change the uniform policy to be less restrictive. But on the good side, the current cmdr allows jeans quite a bit with an occasional dress up day for VIP's.

  8. "IT Specialist"

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Chambersburg, PA
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Chambersburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at US Defense Information Systems Agency full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed dress code, small town values

    Cons

    Limited promotion opportunities, limited recognition

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your people more often; many are doing valuable work


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    "DISA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort George G Meade, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort George G Meade, MD

    I worked at US Defense Information Systems Agency (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Health, life, dental, vision, retirement benefit

    Cons

    Most managers hire family and friends


  10. "If you want to learn a lot, this place is great."

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    Current Employee - Senior Lead/SME in Severna Park, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Lead/SME in Severna Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Defense Information Systems Agency full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work is fast-paced if you work in operations and you will get exposed to more knowledge, expertise, and information than you can probably handle. DISA has their hands in EVERYTHING. The big boss is great and really tries to make the environment better.

    Cons

    The low percentage of military to civilian/contractor is tough, especially when some of the people have been around forever and seen everything - except for the new stuff you bring to the table. Sometimes they aren't interested and you have to search out advocates which can be hard.


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