SIGNAL Coverage: TechNet Cyber 2021


Real-time coverage from TechNet Cyber 2021, including blog posts, news and photos, all in one place. SIGNAL provides highlights and breaking news from speakers and panelists.

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JADC2 Cross-Functional Team Adds Data Transport Group

Brig. Gen. Robert Parker, USA, deputy director, J-6, and Joint All-Domain Command and Control Cross-Functional Team chair, discusses JADC2 at AFCEA’s TechNet Cyber in Baltimore. Photo by Michael Carpenter

A new JADC2 CFT working group will focus on data transport issues, and a new report card will help program offices assess system JADC2 performance.

 

Army Strengthening Cybersecurity and Survivability

Lt. Gen. John Morrison, USA, U.S. Amy deputy chief of staff, G-6 addresses the audience at TechNet Cyber in Baltimore. Photo by Michael Carpenter

The U.S. Army seeks to enhance the effectiveness of local cybersecurity defenders by revamping organizational design, fielding the best technologies and improving training.

 

Office of the National Cyber Director Engages Initial Strategy

Christopher Inglis, national cyber director, speaks at AFCEA’s TechNet Cyber in Baltimore. Photo by Michael Carpenter

The director moves to coordinate cohesive cyber actions and resources to protect the nation.

 

Fast Pivots Will Drive Cybersecurity Success

Wendell E. Foster, Jr., executive director, DODIN (l), and Rear Adm. William E. Chase III, USN, deputy commander, JFHQ-DODIN, talk about the past, present and future of JFHQ-DODIN during TechNet Cyber. Photo by Michael Carpenter

Strong partnerships and continuing work force development are the keys to being competitive, innovative and prepared for the future.

 

DISA Explores Robotic Process Automation

Stephen Wallace, DISA’s chief technology officer and director of the agency’s Emerging Technologies Directorate, addresses TechNet Cyber in Baltimore. Photo by Michael Carpenter

Some bots—and agencies—have to crawl before they walk.

 

DISA Advances Electromagnetic Battle Management System

Alan Rosner, program manager, Joint Spectrum Center, Defense Spectrum Organization, at DISA, speaks at TechNet Cyber 2021 in Baltimore. Photo by Michael Carpenter

Powerful tool will support U.S. combatant commanders and other leaders with spectrum operations.

 

Driving Force Readiness Through Innovation

Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner, USAF, director, DISA, and commander JFHQ-DODIN, discusses the reorganization of DISA during the opening keynote of TechNet Cyber 2021 in Baltimore. Photo by Michael Carpenter

The Defense Information Systems Agency is positioning itself for the future fight.

 

Enabling Artificial Intelligence at the Combatant Commands

Kelly Fletcher, who is performing the duties of the DoD CIO, addresses attendees at TechNet Cyber 2021 in Baltimore. Photo by Michael Carpenter

Defense Department Chief Information Office is working with the commands to further understand their data needs as a foundation.

 

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Complementary Actions Define New DISA Strategy

A U.S. Air Force captain radios an aircraft heading for a landing on a highway in Bulgaria during the exercise Thracian Summer 2021. The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is placing high emphasis on improving command and control as part of its new strategy. USAF photo

The Defense Information Systems Agency is introducing a new strategy that will blend five lines of effort with an internal reorganization amid new budgeting authority.

 

Thunderdome Moves DISA Beyond Defense in Depth

Credit: Shutterstock/Olivier Le Moal

The agency aims to implement zero trust in months.

 

Demand Jumps for Robotic Process Automation at DISA

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is developing robotic process automation solutions to automate some computer security authorization processes, which will reduce workloads and offer efficiencies to warfighters, such as to the airmen from the 4th Communications Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, who are responsible for authorizing and supporting about 7,000 computer users at the base.  U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kimberly Barrera

The Defense Information Systems Agency is embracing robotic process automation, and it is implementing several steps.

 

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