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Rita Boland

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Rita Boland
Senior News Editor
Rita Boland is SIGNAL Magazine's senior news editor. Before coming to AFCEA, she worked at Booz Allen Hamilton as a communications consultant. Prior to consulting, Boland was a sports editor, online editor and reporter for various newspapers and Web sites. Her subject areas at SIGNAL cover a breadth of topics encompassing the realm of information valuable to the magazine's readers and AFCEA members.

Boland earned her bachelor's degree from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University-San Marcos).

My Recent Content:

Cyber Has a New Look in the U.S. Army
September 23, 2014
By Rita Boland

The U.S. Army officially activated its Cyber Protection Brigade earlier this month, marking the first time the service has had such a unit. As the defensive operations enabled by the brigade ramp up, the Army now also has a cyber branch operating provisionally, which will change the way soldiers are assigned to cyber career fields.

What Does the Intelligence Community Really Want?
September 18, 2014
By Rita Boland

The intelligence community is striving to determine how it can work with industry early, before requirements for capabilities are confirmed, to get out ahead of challenges.

Intelligence Community IDs Cyber Concerns
September 17, 2014
By Rita Boland

Cyber is the prime concern of the intelligence community, and going forward, every identity problem is a cyber issue.

DHS Looks to Replace IDENT
September 17, 2014
By Rita Boland

The Department of Homeland Security is looking to roll out a new central biometric system in the next two to four years.

Passwords Are Killing Us
September 17, 2014
By Rita Boland

Strong credentials that people trust will unlock new government and private sector activities. That was the message this morning from Jeremy Grant, senior executive adviser, National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC).


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