DISA Secures $9.7 million from DOD Rapid Innovation Fund Program

In a time of budgetary constraints, DISA has acquired $9.7 million from the DOD Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) to fund innovative technologies in support of the American warfighter.

The DISA Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) Program is a research and development project and process in support of critical defense acquisitions programs.  The DISA RIF team reports to the DISA Chief Technology Officer (CTO), and partners with the DOD Chief Information Office (CIO) and their Cyber Directorate.  DISA RIF receives cyber security topics from within the agency and those topics are reviewed to see which ones fit best into the DOD RIF Program.

“The team works with OSD Office of Small Business Programs to acquire funding for small businesses for innovative projects specifically in cyber security,” said Erin Maultsby, a CTO electronics engineer and the DISA RIF coordinator and portfolio manager.  “RIF is about getting small business capabilities faster into the hands of those who need them.”

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