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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:

'Sound of Money' Drives DOD's Migration of Data to Commercial Cloud, CIO Says
John Hickey, program manager for Defense Department Mobility at DISA, talks about security assessment and risk acceptance for DOD migration to commercial cloud.

The Defense Department’s slow migration of much of its unclassified and nonsensitive data, along with the unclassified side of its email, to a hybrid cloud solution is talking longer than hoped, but is going to happen, promised DOD Acting Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen.

January 30, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
DISA's Mark Orndorff, Mission Assurance Executive, Retires
January 30, 2015
By Sandra Jontz

Mark Orndorff, the mission assurance executive and program executive officer for mission assurance and network operations at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), bids farewell to colleagues today as he retires.

USMC General First Marine to Assume Helm of DOD Spy Agency
January 26, 2015
By Sandra Jontz

Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, USMC, has taken command as the 20th director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, making him the first U.S. Marine to take the helm of the military’s spy agency.

Experts: Obama's Calls for New Cybersecurity Laws a Good Start, but Nation Needs More
January 14, 2015

President Barack Obama has put the cybersecurity ball into Congress’ court, seeking legislation that pushes what some industry experts have clamored for in the quest to better protect the nation’s information network. The president has unveiled details for new laws toward better cybersecurity, which includes a heavy focus on increased information sharing between government and industry. Some experts have said better protections lacking a robust information-sharing plan—and the related safeguards—between the private sector and government. It's a good start, but not quite enough. 

By Sandra Jontz
U.S. CENTCOM's Social Media Accounts Back Online After Hack
January 14, 2015
By Sandra Jontz

The Twitter and YouTube accounts for U.S. Central Command are back online after hackers, stated to be in support of Islamic State militant group, broke into the accounts and posted menacing messages.


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