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DoD CIO Says JIE Moves Forward with JRSS

Aug 20, 2014

At Federal Forum 2014, Acting Defense Department CIO, Terry Halvorsen made it clear in his lunchtime keynote that the Joint Information Environment (JIE) “is a concept, not a program.”  And when the DoD is done, it will have an environment of networks, not a single network, but many networks, that are “more secure, more agile, […]

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DISA Strategic Plan: Part 3

Aug 13, 2014

Over the past few weeks I’ve been involved with the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) Software Defined Networking (SDN) standards development. For those of you not familiar with SDN let me first say that it is the most exciting develop for switching and routing since, well, MPLS. Anyway, if you’re not familiar with SDN, know that […]

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DHS Tops FISMA Scorecard for Continuous Monitoring

Aug 05, 2014

As the only federal agency to receive a score of 99 in the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) report to Congress for fiscal 2013, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) serves as a key case study for how civilian agencies can effectively perform continuous monitoring. Thanks to the efforts by the Homeland Security Department’s […]

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Creating a Doppler Effect for Information Security

Jul 10, 2014

I’m back after spending a week in Boston at the 26th annual FIRST conference.  As many times as I’ve flown into Logan for business trips over almost 20 years, this was the first time I actually got to spend time in the city of Boston proper.  It’s a great city with lots to see and […]

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JIE Crucial to Cyber Defense According to NSA Director

Jul 03, 2014

Relying on “service-centric approach to networks” has become costly and is taking up critical manpower for the Department of Defense (DoD).  As such, the move to the Joint Information Environment (JIE) cannot come soon enough. This is the sentiment that National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers offered at the recent AFCEA Cyber Symposium. “We […]

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DISA Strategic Plan (Part 1)

Jun 10, 2014

Have you seen DISA’s strategic plan recently?  Version 2 was published on May 7, 2014 and can be found here.  It’s a very concise document that spells out the long-term strategy for the agency; it’s a beautifully crafted document and well worth the read, really.   I do wonder, however, how those two iPads wound up […]

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