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News | Feb. 27, 2018

DCMA to transition email services

By DCMA Information Technology

Defense Contract Management Agency employees should expect to begin transitioning to the Department of Defense Enterprise Email, or DEE, in the coming months. This system is managed by the Defense Information Systems Agency, better known as DISA, and will bring the agency in line with much of the DoD.

“DEE is one of the first transitional steps that brings DCMA's Information Technology infrastructure in-line with the larger DoD strategy of providing enterprise level capability as a service,” said Joe Rhodes, IT collaboration portfolio manager. “In the following years as we look towards other enterprise services such as Defense Enterprise Office Solution and Enterprise Collaboration and Productivity Strategy, this agency will reap significant benefits from migrating now, and beginning the paradigm shift.”

The transition will include emails and DCMA-issued iPhones. All email addresses will be structured to roll into the larger DoD construct, which means naming conventions will be different and will end in instead of

In addition to the different email addresses, some features in this migration will include larger mailboxes and attachment capabilities. This move to DEE will bring DCMA in line with DoD Directives and bring positive changes to the users.

“For the employees, it brings the convenience of having access to Outlook Web Access to read email from any internet connected computer with a CAC reader,” said Martha Iwaniec, DCMA’s DEE technical lead. “DEE accounts are also portable meaning users can continue using the same account even if transferring to another agency. Additionally, the Global Address List will allow users to find colleagues and contacts across all DoD components, not just DCMA.”

IT plans to identify and migrate a pilot group towards the end of March and will transition the rest of the organization by site groups afterwards over a six-month period. Employees are encouraged to take some preparatory steps such as minimizing individual mailbox sizes. IT specialists will provide assistance through multiple instructional formats in the coming months.

The management of DCMA-issued iPhones will also transition to DISA. Individuals will keep their current phones, which will migrate to DEE simultaneously with email. The workforce will gain the ability to read and send encrypted email. This change will also allow access to the DoD Application Vetting Environment, which is a list of over 300 applications approved for government use.

“Moving to DEE and DoD Mobility Unclassified Capability will provide our workforce with a suite of vetted mobile applications,” said Jeff Beaudoin, IT’s mobility program manager, “Eventually, personnel will also have the capability to send and receive encrypted emails on their mobile devices.”

Look for more information on email and iPhone changes in the coming months. Remember to check the 360 homepage and 360 DEE Site (CAC login required) regularly for important notifications on connectivity, DAI, Human Capital and other issues.