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
Experts pondered the implications and challenges for sharing data between military and civilian organizations within the U.S. government.
Northrop Grumman Corporation, Bethpage, New York, has named Steven L. Enewold vice president of its Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System Program.
Rear Adm. Scott R. Van Buskirk, USN, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as commander, Seventh Fleet, Yokosuka, Japan.