Sandra Jontz


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Sandra Jontz
Executive Editor and Director of Content Development
Sandra Jontz has been a journalist for more than two decades. She extensively covered the U.S. military, both from within the United States and nearly a decade overseas. Jontz was a war correspondent, covering multiple military combat operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Haiti and Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is a graduate of George Mason University and holds numerous awards from the Virginia Press Association. In her roles as executive editor and director of content development, Jontz contributes magazine articles and is responsible for expanding original content on the SIGNAL's website.  

My Recent Content:

Senators Seek to Bolster DHS Cyber Oversight

U.S. lawmakers launched a bipartisan bid to boost the Department of Homeland Security's powers to better oversee cybersecurity compliance by federal agencies and intervene when they might fail to safeguard their networks.  

July 21, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
Intel Community to Tackle State of Cybersecurity at Fall Summit
July 15, 2015
By Sandra Jontz

Cyber intelligence is the emerging buzz term as the United States works to fend off not just attacks by criminals and nation-state hackers, but terrorists calling for an electronic jihad. The state of cybersecurity isn't as good as experts hoped, given years of initiatives and billions of dollars invested in shoring up vulnerabilities.

Defense Department's DREN System Gets High-Speed Supercomputing Upgrade

Most of the Defense Research and Engineering Network has received a major upgrade, providing U.S. military researchers with access to an unprecedented fast fiber optic network connecting five supercomputing centers at speeds 16 times faster than present rates.

July 14, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
Defense Department Embraces 'Good Enough' for Mobile Security
Defense Department CIO Terry Halvorsen addresses mobility concerns at the enterprise level. Photo by Michael Carpenter
Defense Department CIO Terry Halvorsen says the department needs industry mobility solutions while addressing a sell-out crowd during the AFCEA D.C. Chapter's mobility industry day in Washington, D.C. Photo by Michael Carptenter

As the Defense Department dives into the mobility ecosystem and embraces the use of mobile devices by the warfighter in the battlefield up to the highest echelons of leadership, it seeks solutions too for full-on mobility at the enterprise level. Devices are secure enough, leaders say. Now, they want solutions from industry on how to protect the data. 

July 10, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
More Than 21 Million Workers Affected by Breaches of OPM Networks

Hackers behind cybersecurity attacks on the U.S. federal government through the Office of Personnel Management pilfered personal information from a much more significant number of current and former employees than previously reported.

July 9, 2015
By Sandra Jontz

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