Health care alpha geeks, makers and the new HHS CTO
June 30, 2015
New HHS CTO Susannah Fox wants to match the ideas of health care "alpha geeks" with the maker movement to hack health care innovation.
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: