Network situational awareness, largely the purview of military systems, may be the best line of defense against cybermarauders threaten the nation's critical infrastructure.
The nation's critical infrastructure, long a potential target of cybermarauders, now faces even greater threats--ironically because of the very information technologies on which it depends for better efficiency of operation.
The U.S. Coast Guard is looking at a variety of options for adding maritime versions of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) to its sea assets. These vehicles would be used to maintain persistent presence in remote ocean areas.
The Defense Department wants innovative solutions to build the third generation of the Global Information Grid (GIG 3.0), but it wants only current technologies to underpin those innovations.
Accountability, in the form of identity and access management, will be the key elements in the Defense Department's third-generation Global Information Grid, or GIG 3.0.
The problems that the military is facing as personnel make greater use of social media are the same that it has confronted with earlier communications technologies. And, the solution may be the same: greater education on, and adherence to, security guidelines.
Modern cybercriminals have become too sophisticated for traditional security measures. So, the old way of ensuring network security must give way to a new approach that encompasses the whole of user operations in the network.
The spread of mobile networking systems along with the use of social media have opened new backdoors for hackers with potentially serious consequences, according to a leading security expert speaking at TechNet Asia-Pacific 2011. Tom Reilly, vice president and general manager, HP Enterprise Security, told the Wednesday breakfast audience that this major information technology transformation is leading to an escalation of attacks, especially against applications, and cyberspace will be a more dangerous place as a result.
It's time for the United States to review its national policy and develop procedures for going after cyberspace intruders. This may be the only way to have an effect on persistent cyber attacks.
The chairman and CEO of Cisco told the LandWarNet audience that industry and govnment has to change its approach to technology as advancements come faster than ever. Mobility, in particular, rapidly is alterting the technical landscape.
Lt. Gen. Rhett Hernandez, USA, commanding general of U.S. Army Cyber Command/2nd Army, outlines the future of cyber in the Army.
The director of DISA talked about the enterprise and the future of military operations.
Consolidation and standardization will be key facets of future network operations, according to Teri Takai, Defense Department CIO.
Service taking a hard look at number of networks and applications it has overall as it moves to fulfilling motto "Always networked. Always on."
The commander of U.S. Special Operations Command shares background about his organization, how they use communications and why, and what the command needs now.
Members of today's industry panel at LandWarNet discussed many of the issues that have long been a source of consternation to military contractors including the need for a level playing field and better, more agile acquisition policies especially for information technology. However, one person added a slight twist to the discussion by stating that not only do many in government not understand the acquisition process and its difficulties, but industry does not do a good job educating them.
The U.S Army signal community is preparing for budget cuts and a drawdown of personnel that includes reducing the number of contractors supporting the military branch by 30 percent without any replacement by military or government employees. However, with the Army's current plan only the officer corps would face reduction through means other than attrition; more drastic cut mandates could alter future decisions.
CIO/G-6 senior team members will be visiting every booth; Gen. Lawrence to review all their assessments of solutions on exhibit floor. LandWarNet splits into three smaller regional events in 2012. Former soldier and current entrepreneur extraordinaire advises Army leadership on the changes it must make in cyberwarfare, recruiting and acquisition.
There's a first time for everything. On the final day of the DISA Customer and Industry Forum 2011, a first-ever panel of the chief information officers from the four branches of the military provided industry representatives with a look at the challenges they face in providing enhanced digital technologies to the warfighter.
John Chambers, CEO of internet router manufacturer CISCCO, told the DISA Customer and Industry Forum in Baltimore that "Collaboration will be the productivity tool of the next decade."