Disruptive by Design: Government Must Bridge the Gaps of Disparate Data

March 1, 2015
By Tiffany Moriarty Roth

Rapidly evolving commercial solutions are having a large effect on how the intelligence community collects, processes and analyzes data to gain improved strategic agility. Enhanced reactive and predictive awareness will allow the United States to engage with global partners successfully while out-maneuvering adversaries at home and abroad. But for this to work, the U.S. government must challenge the status quo, stop accepting incremental change and push a cultural shift in policy.

NIST's Cybersecurity Framework of protective guidelines was released February 12, 2014.

Happy Birthday to NIST's Cybersecurity Framework

February 12, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
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The U.S. government-backed cybersecurity framework for the nation’s federal agencies and critical infrastructure sector—released one year ago today—has received a general thumbs up of approval from industry experts, who say the NIST guideline is proving a successful advent toward a better understanding of cyber risks and organizations’ vulnerabilities. 

Two U.S. Air Force space and cyber airmen work in the Global Strategic Warning and Space Surveillance Systems Center at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Colorado. The Air Force aims to change the nature of its cyber work force as it transitions deeper into the information age.
The F-35A Lightning II multirole fighter aircraft also will be a sensor platform in the air. Future networking architectures such as the Joint Information Environment will need to take into account the aircraft’s versatility as a network node.

An Air Force In Transition Adjusts for the Cyber Age

March 1, 2015
By Robert K. Ackerman
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The U.S. Air Force is striving to become a multi-domain warfighting unit in the air, in space and in cyber, according to its chief information officer. However, attaining the same degree of supremacy in cyber that it currently enjoys in the air domain may prove a far more daunting task.