Powerhouse digital service team taking shape at VA
May 27, 2015
As the beleaguered agency confronts personnel and staffing challenges, its plan to attract the best tech talent is beginning to materialize.
David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.
The Chief Information Officers of the Department of Defense, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, along with the U.S. Central Command and the DoD Joint Consensus Working Group, won the 2011 U.S. National Cybersecurity Innovation Award presented by the SANS Institute.
They were honored for developments in “baking” security into the configurations of computers deployed into warzones. That technique, originally pioneered by the Air Force between 2003 and 2005, was ultimately spread to all DOD computers.
The program resulted in the following benefits: