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    January, 2017

    DoD CIO Terry Halvorsen Discusses DoD IT Way Forward

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Mr. Halvorsen is the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense for Information Management/Information Technology and Information Assurance as well as non-intelligence space systems; critical satellite communications, navigation, and timing programs; spectrum; and telecommunications. He provides strategy, leadership and guidance to create a unified information management and technology vision for the DoD and to ensure the delivery of information technology (IT)-based capabilities required to support the broad set of department missions. ...
    January 10, 2017

    Update on DoD Mobile Technologies

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Mobile technologies are integral to the Department of Defense (DoD) future information technology (IT) environment, in which data is more quickly transformed into actionable information. DoD has embraced a range of commercial mobile solutions for its users, and deploys the most recent generation of mobile devices from all of the major vendors...

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    December 21, 2016

    DoD Crowdsourcing Effort Produces Innovative Operational Approaches

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A crowdsourcing effort launched last month to inspire creative thinking inside and outside the Defense Department on key operational challenges has produced two primary submissions and several others that will be presented for consideration directly to top officials in the department.
    December 1, 2016

    DoD CIO Awardees Excel in Cyber, IT

    WASHINGTON D.C. - The recipients of the 2016 Department of Defense Chief Information Officer Award for Cyber and Information Technology Excellence represent advancements in IT and cyber from the front lines of CIO organizations across DoD and from one of the DoD’s FVEYS (“Five Eyes”) international mission partners, according to DoD’s Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen.
    October 11, 2016

    DoD Spectrum Team Receives National Intelligence Meritorious Award

    WASHINGTON D.C. - Teams from nearly every federal agency, including the Defense Department, are working on strategies and technologies to make the most agile use of the radio frequency spectrum -- where smartphones, wireless, TV and an exploding number of other devices vie for bandwidth.
    March 22, 2016

    CIO Priorities Include Cybersecurity, Innovation, Retaining IT Workforce

    WASHINGTON D.C. - Information technology and cyber program priorities for the Defense Department’s chief information officer include modernizing DoD networks, improving cybersecurity and building the IT workforce, Terry Halvorsen said yesterday.

    The DoD CIO testified on the IT budget request for fiscal year 2017 before the House Armed Services Emerging Threats and Capabilities subcommittee. He was joined by Peter Levine, the department’s deputy chief management officer...

Internet of Things (IoT)

IoT Document This paper provides background and policy recommendations to address vulnerabilities (and take advantage of opportunities) related to the increasingly pervasive and semi-autonomous internet-capable devices that make up what is known as the Internet of Things (IoT). Due to high utility, low cost and ease of deployment, the IoT is proliferating rapidly as both stand-alone devices, and embedded sensors and controls in nearly every type of electronic device, from household appliances to aircraft.
At the same time, IoT introduces vulnerabilities and concerns to the operation and security of networks and information, including those of the Department of Defense (DoD). IoT is already upon us, with millions of these devices already installed in our facilities, vehicles, and medical devices. The newest DoD green buildings have tens of thousands of sensors. The growth of internet-connected medical devices has been similarly exploding. IoT devices have the potential to be incorporated in our weapons and intelligence systems (both intentionally and unintentionally). Due to the sheer number of IoT devices and their limited processing power for running firewalls and anti-malware, the issue of their security vulnerabilities is quantitatively and qualitatively different than vulnerabilities previously associated with mobile devices and industrial control systems; as such, we are overdue in implementing associated policy and controls. Given the security and sensitivity of DoD missions, we need to act now to address DoD interests and identify additional steps that must be taken. Insights gained should be shared with the commercial world.  Read more

Archive

December 2, 2015, Carter Talks Innovation, Attracting New Talent to DoD (read more)

December 1, 2015, DoD CIO Award Honors Excellance in Cyber, IT (read more)

November 2, 2015, DISA Director Highlights Need for Resilient Infrastructure (read more)

September 18, 2015, Defense.gov, "Cybersecurity Demands Culture Change, DoD Official Says," (read more)

June 8, 2015, Defense.gov, "DoD, IT Industry Program Achieves Mutual Benefits" (read more)

April 10, 2015, Defense.gov, "Commercial IT Fuels DoD Information Environment, Official Says,"(read more)

March 24, 2015, DoD News, "DoD Advances Elements of Joint Information Environment," (read more)

March 23, 2015, DoD News, "DoD Warns Troops, Families to be Cyber Crime Smart," (read more)

March 6, 2015, DoD News, "Cybercom Chief: Cyber Threats Blur Roles, Relationships," (read more)

February 26, 2015, DoD News, "DoD CIO Details Information Technology Priorities," (read more)

February 20, 2015, Air Force Space Command, "GPS guides the world," (read more)

February 17, 2015, Schriever Air Force Base, "GPS reaches milestones, earns awards," (read more)

February 6, 2015, DoD News, "DISA Rolls Out Defense Department Online Collaboration Tool," (read more)

January 30, 2015, Defense.gov, "DoD Moves Data to the Cloud to Lower Costs, Improve Security," (read more)

January 13, 2015, DoD News, "DISA Director Discusses Reorganization Efforts," (read more)

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