On Point

August 1, 2021

Srini Iyer is the chief technology officer and head of ManTech’s Innovation & Capabilities Office.

Q. How can the military secure data at the edge to ensure reliability?

July 1, 2021

President of Hathaway Global Strategies, and former cyber advisor to President George W. Bush and President Barack H. Obama

What do the recent ransomware attacks bode for the United States? Is the wave of the future here, now? 

June 1, 2021

Lewis Shepherd, a senior executive at VMware, is the vice chair of AFCEA’s Intelligence Committee and an advisor to several government agencies.

Where will digital engineering have its greatest effect in military and intelligence operations?

May 1, 2021
Because COVID has changed the way people, Internet of Things developers and providers need to work together to bake in security. Credit: Pixabay

Col. Karlton Johnson, USAF (Ret.), is the chairman of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Accreditation Body board of directors.

How has COVID changed the technology picture?

April 1, 2021

Juliana Vida, chief technical advisor, public sector at Splunk Inc., is a former Navy deputy chief information officer.

How has data become a strategic asset to government organizations?

In today’s world, data is just as critical to government operations as electricity was at the turn of the century. It’s revolutionary. It informs how the government can best communicate amongst itself and with citizens. It predicts how the uniformed services can most efficiently and effectively operate. And it advises us on how to best interact with the world and our future partners.

March 1, 2021

Bob Gourley, chief technology officer and co-founder of OODA LLC, is a due diligence and cybersecurity consultant who also publishes OODAloop.com and CTOvision.com.

How can Defense Department decision-makers take better advantage of the innovations being produced by U.S. technology firms?

February 1, 2021


Vint Cerf, vice president and chief Internet evangelist at Google, is considered by many to be one of the fathers of the Internet.

How will new mobile technologies, such as 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT), change military communications?

Smart devices, sensors, controllers are increasingly important for military operations, including surveillance, situation awareness. These devices are deeply dependent on wireless deployment and will benefit from 5G capacities. By implication, the U.S. and its allies will need to cooperate to assure secure interoperation of their 5G implementations.

What is the role of strong authentication in battlespace communications?