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Pentagon's deputy CIO highlights initial steps in addressing emerging cybersecurity risks

November 07, 2018 |
Rick Weber
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BALTIMORE, MD. The Defense Department has launched initiatives for mitigating cybersecurity risks in two key areas -- supply-chain vulnerabilities and consolidating cloud services -- viewed as crucial to the military's mission, according to DOD Deputy Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity Donald Heckman.

Heckman said the Pentagon was “leveraging” its longstanding relationship with the defense industrial base and academia to stand up a “joint task force” on supply-chain risks and creating the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, or JAIC, both of which...


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