New Defense Secretary, Ash Carter, updates the Pentagon’s cyber strategy; the team from the Naval Academy didn’t just beat Army but all services in recent cyber exercises; Google inspires agencies to move to mobile; and how and why the role of the CIO is changing. These are the stories we’re keeping an eye on this week at Federal Technology Insider.
Ash Carter Releases New Cyber Strategy for the Pentagon
Just a couple of months into his tenure as Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter is revamping the Pentagon’s cyber strategy. According to a recent article form FCW, “[t]he strategy seeks to accelerate cyber-related R&D at the Pentagon, calls for an assessment of the DOD cyber mission force’s ability to deal with multiple threats, and fleshes out the department’s deterrence doctrine.
Go Navy! Naval Academy Team Wins Cyber Defense Exercise
For four days in April teams from the U.S. and Canadian armed forces battled each other in cyber space to see who could best protect nation-state interests from cyber threats. The teams were graded on their “ability to “effectively maintain network services while detecting, responding to and recovering from network security intrusions or compromises,” with the team from the U.S. Naval Academy trumping all others.
Google Drives Federal Agencies to Embrace Mobility
How does Google’s recent announcement that they’ll be boosting the rankings of mobile-friendly web sites affect federal agencies? For some, such as Commerce, Health and Human Services, and the Social Security Administration, it’s good news, but for others, like Defense.gov, there’s still some work to be done to become mobile-friendly. For agencies still needing to up the ante on mobile, here are a few helpful tips.
Integrator in Chief? What Will the Role of the CIO Look Like in the Future?
As technology becomes ubiquitous in meeting the mission, the role of the CIO will evolve from that of chief information officer to chief integration officer, according to a new research report released by Deloitte Global Consulting.