October 2020


SIGNAL October 2020PANDEMIC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
Planning for Surprise Permits DHS Pandemic Pivot
    Sometimes scientists are the first responders. By George I. Seffers

NSF Project Gathers Hyper-Localized COVID Data
    Behaviors near medical centers may inform policies.

Building a Federal Healthcare Data Hub
    The DHA’s groundbreaking cloud project digitizes and provides access to medical records at a crucial time. By Kimberly Underwood

The Pandemic Heightens the Need for Cybersecurity
    Experts share their observations of the cybersecurity landscape in such an unusual time.

C4I
The Navy Goes Parallel With New Digital Capabilities
    Vital aspects of system development and deployment are performed concurrently. By Robert K. Ackerman


A Cyber Thread Runs Through Government Future Assessments
    The office tasked with keeping Congress abreast of advances sees innovation emerging from several areas.

Weaponizing Automation Protects Cyber Systems
    Unifying the military’s information network management would streamline defense protections. By Robert Hoffman

Current Threats Require Multifactor Protection
    Organizations can’t rely on two-factor identification verification against sophisticated adversaries. By Dirk W. Olliges

Zeroizing Network Shrinks Attack Surfaces
    With pure dataflow, hackers can be defeated. By Joseph Mitola III

SPECIAL INTEREST EDITORIAL
Security in the Cloud Requires Zero Trust Architecture: Sponsored Content

DISRUPTIVE BY DESIGN
Managing Signatures for Expeditionary Advanced Base Ops By Brian Kerg

PRESIDENT'S COMMENTARY
Immunizing Information Technology Against Future Pandemics
By Lt. Gen. Robert M. Shea, USMC (Ret.)

INCOMING
The Constant of Change Requires Action to Back Up Words By Maj. Gen. Jennifer Napper, USA (Ret.)