Pentagon chief information officer takes new role in cyber security intrusion protection and data sharing

Dec. 12, 2019
Pentagon CIO takes responsibility for cyber security and ensure data sharing for department components across the Pentagon on endpoint activities.

WASHINGTON – The new National Defense Authorization Act revamped the cyber security responsibilities of the Department of Defense (DOD) chief information officer (CIO), upping its responsibility for intrusion prevention and data sharing. The Fifth Domain reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

12 Dec. 2019 -- The wide-ranging NDAA, released late Dec. 9 after weeks of negotiations between lawmakers in the House and Senate, charged the DOD CIO, currently Dana Deasy, in managing and modernizing the enterprise cyber security of the Pentagon.

Under the NDAA, expected to be approved and signed into law, the DOD CIO must ensure that the department makes the most of cyber security capability and ensure that department components across the Pentagon share data on endpoint activities.

Congress also tasked the CIO with ensuring that the department supports improved automation of cyber attack detection, data sharing, and response. The NDAA directs the CIO to enhance the DOD cyber posture to be prepared to fend off “common” adversary tactics, and intrusion techniques.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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