AFCEA will host its first Cyber Education, Research and Training Symposium in January.
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Col. Martin F. Klein, USAR, has been assigned as commander (Troop Program Unit) U.S. Army Reserve Deployment Support Command, Birmingham, Alabama; and deputy commander for mobilization (Troop Program Unit), Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.
The Navy has selected four companies to assist in improving its command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence efforts (C4I). General Dynamics Information Technology Incorporated of Chesapeake, Virginia, is being awarded a $31,814,166; KAB Laboratories Incorporated, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Epsilon Systems Solutions Incorporated, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $31,354,800; Booz Allen Hamilton Incorporated, Linthicum, Maryland, is being awarded a $30,733,995; and Science Application International Corporation of McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $33,125,547. The four awards are indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, multiple award contract for technical and engineering support to include technology insertion, software/hardware and systems engineering, modeling and simulation, installation and testing, and integrated logistics in support of the Navy's C4I efforts. All awardees will have the opportunity to compete for task orders during the ordering period. The two-year contract includes one, three-year option. Work will be performed in San Diego, California, and work is expected to be completed November 15, 2019. If options are exercised, work will continue through November 2022. No funds will be obligated at the time of award. Funds will be obligated as task orders are issued using research, development, test and evaluation (Navy); operations and maintenance (Navy); and other procurement (Navy) funds. The contract was competitively procured via publication on the Commerce Business Daily’s Federal Business Opportunities website, and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command e-Commerce Central website. Four offers were received and four were selected for award. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity (N66001-18-F-0173).
Mission assurance and resilience can be interpreted differently, but having the tools, capabilities, partnerships and skilled work force that can respond to a variety of scenarios in a flexible manner is the ultimate goal.
The low-cost entry to access the same technology the military uses leaves open the possibility for embedded attacks on the technology we depend on.
Technology is rapidly changing, providing opportunities as well as challenges.
It is essential to learn from cyber attacks conducted by state and nonstate actors to define resilience for cybersecurity or cyber terrorism.
Today’s Internet of Things world saturates us with big data across all domains. We need a complete picture to enable decisions.