Congresses presses Pentagon to settle future of cyber and trusted computing platform for network security

Dec. 22, 2020
Senate bill would require DOD leaders to switch the JRSS platform to a program of record by the end of federal fiscal year 2021 next October.

WASHINGTON – Congress is pushing the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to decide the fate of a heavily scrutinized network security system criticized in the past as potentially ineffective. reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

22 Nov. 2020 -- In the sprawling annual defense policy bill that President Donald Trump has threatened to veto, Congress agreed that DOD should settle the future of the Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS) platform -- a suite of cyber security tools for safety measures including intrusion detection, firewalls, and virtual routing and forwarding.

U.S. Senators pressed to “require the Secretary of Defense to undertake a baseline review of the Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS) activity to determine whether the activity should proceed as a program of record or be phased out across the Department of Defense,” according to their written comments on the fiscal 2021 National Defense Authorization Act.

The U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), which provides IT support for the Pentagon, has worked to improve trusted-computing through JRSS, which replaces 1,000 legacy security systems around the world with 48 stacks, the network security devices that all data must pass through.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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