DoD policy recently opened access to Internet web pages from NIPRNET computers. This policy is unenforceable and is insecure. It allows the inadvertent inclusion of attachments for downloading of malware from where it can further propagate across DoD networks to subvert security.
Video games have moved M&S out of the family den and into practical war training exercises, but can a virtual experience successfully translate to a life-saving reaction on a real battlefield? People have actually piloted aircraft after learning from game simulators, so is it too far-fetched to believe that FITE and other similar efforts can effectively train the troops? Experts don't think it's out of the question; how about you? Share your ideas here.
Lt. Gen. David M. Rodriguez, USA, has been nominated for assignment as commander, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command/deputy commander, U.S. Forces Afghanistan.
Lt. Gen. Duane D. Thiessen, USMC, has been nominated for assignment as commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific; commanding general, Fleet Marine Force Pacific; and commander, Marine Corps Bases Pacific.
Accreditation and certification of software is a vital, but time consuming process. On Tuesday afternoon, panelists at the AFCEA SOLUTIONS symposium discussed the challenge and ongoing attempts to streamline the process.
The ultimate goal is to create an overarching framework that standardized CUI infomation to promote the sharing of data.
When the Internet was originally created for Defense Department use, Cerf says that it was not designed to perform any particular operation besides moving bits from point to point. Because the requirements were so broad that it allowed the system to be tremendously flexible and scalable. "What is amazing is that the protocols have actually scaled [over the last 40 years]," he shared.
The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has awarded 11 contracts totaling $6.6 billion as part of its Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise, or SITE. The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts will last five years and extend across the defense intelligence enterprise and the intelligence community.
"If you imagine Second Life is just a game, you're missing the point."--David Wennergren, Defense Department Chief Information Officer