The U.S. military does not need to catch up to the commercial world in terms of cyber superiority—it needs to better leverage what already is out there and let the commercial world help the U.S. Defense Department better secure its cyber domain, says Maj. Gen. Craig S. Olson, USAF, the program executive officer for the Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence (C3I) and Networks Directorate at Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published for public review draft recommendations to ensure the confidentiality of sensitive federal information residing on the computers of contractors and other nonfederal organizations working for the government.
Technology plays a central role in helping the Department of Veterans Affairs work smarter, not harder, to medically treat veterans, particularly those who live in rural areas of the nation.
Intel Security partnered with Discovery Education to launch a three-year national education initiative with a goal of reaching at least 35 million students with a brand new program to teach safe cyberpractices. “Think Before You Link” is the first and only Discovery Education-supported initiative to focus on cybersecurity education with a first of its kind digital safety curricula.
The SAP National Security Services Serves veterans employment program is an independent, nonprofit initiative to give back to the community it serves and provide a solution for the troubling unemployment rates for veterans.
Federal employees continue to express overall discontent with their jobs, agencies and senior leadership, and the dissatisfaction leads to a staggering amount of lost productivity, experts say.
Government officials, academia, business leaders, policy wonks and security experts have been mulling over how to implement an effective cybersecurity strategy for years. Being a domain that is incredibly dynamic and loosely defined and operating in a constantly shifting environment does not mean that the quest for a solution must be interminable. The adoption of thoughtful, well-crafted cybersecurity policy must quickly move from theory to practice—now. And this move must be holistic.
World events have caused the U.S. Navy to once again focus on antisubmarine warfare, in part, by building the P-8A Poseidon multimission maritime aircraft to replace the aging P-3 Orion. When it comes to getting the P-8A to the warfighter and keeping the older P-3 in the air, the buck stops with Rear Adm. CJ Jaynes, USN, program executive officer, air anti-submarine warfare, assault and special mission programs (PEO(A)).