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Defense Information Systems Agency

Defense Information System Agency
701 South Courthouse Road
Arlington, VA 22204-2199

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is a combat support agency under the direction, authority and control of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence. It is the central manager of major portions of the Defense Information Infrastructure (DII).

The Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) is coded OP-00A as the primary enlisted advisor to Chief of Naval Operations. The "Senior Enlisted Advisor of the Navy" was re-designated to "Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy" (MCPON) on April 28, 1967 to conform to the titles given the top enlisted billets of the other services. In 1989, the MCPON along with the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps and the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, received the keys to brand new homes. The four-bedroom single family homes are located within the compound at Defense Communication Agency in Arlington, within walking distance of the Arlington Navy Annex, headquarters for the Bureau of Personnel. Funding for the MCPON's and the Sergeant Major's home was approved in the FY 1989 Military Construction, Navy Authorization Act. Prior to 1989, MCPONs either purchased or rented their own home or were provided quarters at Andrews Air Force Base or Fort Belvoir.

In its 2005 BRAC Recommendations, DoD recommended to close 5600 Columbia Pike and Skyline Place (Skyline VII), leased installations in Falls Church, VA, and 1010 Gause Boulevard, a leased installation in Slidell, LA. These closures would resulte in the relocation of all components of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to Fort Meade, MD; realign Skyline IV and Skyline V, leased installations in Falls Church, VA, and GSA Franconia Warehouse Depot, a leased installation in Springfield, VA, by relocating all components of DISA to Fort Meade; realign Arlington Service Center, VA, by relocating all components of DISA to Fort Meade. The relocation of a DOD Agency headquarters to a military installation that would be outside of the NCR would provide dispersion of DoD Activities away from a dense concentration within the NCR. This, plus the immediate benefit of enhanced Force Protection afforded by a location within a military installation fence-line, would provide immediate compliance with Force Protection Standards. DISA's current leased locations were not compliant with current Force Protection Standards. This action would provide a consolidation for DISA's headquarters reducing the number of buildings from eight to two.



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