COL Lisa Whittaker, USA

DISA Global Operations Commander
Defense Information Systems Agency


COL Lisa D. Whittaker commands the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Global Operations Command (DGOC) headquartered at Scott Air Force Base, IL with subordinate units located throughout the United States. She is also the commander of Orion, the Department of Defense’s (DoD) largest Cyberspace Operations Center and the Joint Migration Team (JMT) who is responsible to migrate all DoD entities behind the Secretary of Defenses’ top cyber defensive capability known as the Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS).

DGOC is the largest operational command within DISA and is responsible to operate and defend the outer boundary, mid-tier JRSS, and endpoint cyber defenses of the Department of Defense’s Information Network (DoDIN). It is also responsible for all DoD internet access points, email security against phishing attacks, operating and defending both the Big Data Platform known as Acropolis, and DoD’s G-Root infrastructure. The DGOC provides direct support to the White House, Pentagon, all Combatant Commands, Services and Agencies within DoDIN infrastructure. Multiple USCYBERCOM Cyber Protection Teams (CPTs) are also aligned to DGOC operations. The organization was recently named DISA’s Field Command of the Year.

COL Whittaker has served in various leadership positions beginning as the Charlie Company Extension Node Platoon Leader 304th Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade in Hanam Shi, Republic of Korea. COL Whittaker attended her advanced course at the United States Marine Corps Command and Control Systems School (CCSS) in Quantico, Virginia. Prior to taking command of DISA Global COL Whittaker attended the National Security Agency Cyber Fellowship for Senior Service College and served as a Cyber Technical Director for the United States Army Cyber Command in Ft Meade Maryland.


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