Dennis Crall

Then Maj. Gen. Mary O’Brien attends an AETC Altus Trophy reception at the downtown San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. (Photo by Gloria Vasquez)

DOD announces new top JADC2 officer

The Pentagon announced that Lt. Gen. Mary O’Brien will be the next J6 for the Joint Staff.
Texas Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 2 Nathan Mack conducts network surveillance during Cyber Shield 19 training week at Camp Atterbury, Ind. April 7, 2019. As the nation’s largest unclassified cyber defense training exercise, Cyber Shield provides participants with training on industry network infrastructure and cyber protection best practices. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. George B. Davis)

DOD to elevate cyber, network testing in new exercises

The war games will be focused on testing the Joint All Domain Command and Control strategy.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, presides over the Indo-Pacific Command Change of Command, held at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, April 30, 2021. (DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brittany A. Chase)

Secretary of Defense Austin approves JADC2 strategy

The DOD's new strategy for creating a networked battlefield has received official approval.
Lt. Gen. Dennis A. Crall welcomes attendees to the JADC2 Data Summit at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., and highlights the importance of the event in setting the stage for Joint data standards, Jan. 26, 2021. (DoD photo)

DOD grapples with the future of its cyber workforce

"I think the divide between the need is growing compared to what we’re able to fulfill. I’m not sure we’re closing the gap, and time is ticking…
U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Dennis A. Crall speaks to guests attending the 14th Annual C4 Awards Dinner, Arlington, Va., April 20, 2017. The C4 Awards Dinner is held annually to recognize top performing Marines and units in the C4 community. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Samantha K. Braun)

Top Pentagon cyber leadership targets ‘outcomes, results’ in 2019

“You have a set of leaders who are very impatient, including myself, that are done admiring the problem and are moving into tasking," CIO Dana Deasy said.
U.S. Marines with Marine Aircraft Control Group 18 listen to Colonel Lorna Mahlock, commanding officer, MACG-18, during Exercise Valiant Shield 16, Sept. 14, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Makenzie Fallon)

Marines get historic new CIO, Lorna Mahlock

Mahlock was the first African-American woman nominated to serve as a brigadier general in the Marine Corps, and now she's the Corps' first female CIO.