Cybersecurity and Information Systems Digest

13 DECEMBER 2022

Featured Technical Inquiry

The State of 5G Technology and Applications to the U.S. Department of Defense and Military

The fifth-generation wireless communication technology, abbreviated “5G,” has the potential to transform communication systems.  The 5G mobile network will deliver higher speeds, lower latency, increased reliability, more network capacity, and increased interconnectivity.  With the deployment, modernization, and implementation of 5G technology into both preexisting and new systems, immense improvements are expected.  In recent years, there has been exponential growth in investments and interest in 5G […]

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Voice From the Community

Joseph Yuna

Technical Advisor, Systems Engineer KBR, Defense, Inc.

Mr. Yuna provides systems cybersecurity and cyber resiliency guidance for the U.S. Department of the Air Force’s System Security Engineering Cyber Guidebook (SSECG) and technical assistance for its portfolio of National Security Systems. Prior to KBR, Mr. Yuna was a “Mustang” Naval Aviation Engineering Officer and Navy Enlisted Scientific Education Program graduate whose military practical experience spans AEW, ASW, AMCM, GEOINT, SIGINT, and the attack and air wing level missions.

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Featured News

U.S. Air Force Selects Howard University for Science Research Partnership

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The U.S. Department of the Air Force has selected Howard University as the first historically black college or university to lead a university-affiliated research center. The center will be focused on tactical autonomy technology for military systems, and Howard University will receive $12 million per year for five years to fund research, faculty, and students. “Autonomous systems make our military faster, smarter […]

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Recent News

NIST Joins Alliance to Promote Open Wireless Technologies and Supply Chains

GAITHERSBURG, Md. — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology has joined the O-RAN Alliance, a nonprofit organization made up of mobile network operators, vendors, and academic and government institutions working to…

Military Esports: How Gaming Is Changing Recruitment and Morale

As the esports industry continues to grow exponentially, nearly every branch of the military now has an official service-sanctioned gaming program. For some of these service members, that means it’s actually their job to play…

DARPA Kicks Off JUMP 2.0 Consortium Aimed at Microelectronics Revolution

DARPA, along with the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and industry and academic stakeholders, is kicking off the Joint University Microelectronics Program 2.0 (JUMP 2.0). The SRC-led effort expands on the original JUMP collaboration aimed at…

NETCOM Contributions Recognized during 2022 DOD CIO Awards

FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz., The Army’s Network Enterprise Technology Command was in the thick of things when it came to winners of the prestigious Department of Defense (DoD), Chief Information Officer (CIO) Annual Awards from across…

DoD Cyber Scholarship Program (DoD CySP) Registration Open

Given our increasing reliance on cybersecurity, information technology (IT), the growing threats to information, and information systems and infrastructures, it is critical that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) protect itself. To do so, the…

NSA Publishes Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Security Guidance

FORT MEADE, Md. — The National Security Agency (NSA) published guidance today to help U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and other system administrators identify and mitigate security issues associated with a transition to Internet Protocol version…

Upcoming Events

Cybersecurity Expo

This event is designed to keep the IT professional at the forefront of cybersecurity practices in order to protect themselves and their clients. More information will be available closer to the beginning of the conference.

Zero Trust World ’23

For the third year in a row, ThreatLocker will bring cybersecurity professionals and other special industry guests together. This two-and-a-half-day event will provide hands-on exercises, live hacking demonstrations, and valuable insights into how you can…

Enabling Distributed C2 Symposium

The AFCEA Pacific Northwest Chapter invites you to attend the 1st Distributed C2 Symposium, set to take place at the American Lake Conference Center – JBLM North on Wednesday, February 1, and Thursday, February 2,…

MODSIM World 2023

MODSIM World will bring together modeling and simulation (M&S) leaders focused on novel solutions and applications designed to innovate our future world. This unique, multidisciplinary, and international conference and exposition features three presentation tracks, focusing…

Global Cyber Innovation Summit

Cyberspace is a global digital domain with no geographic boundaries, no enforceable rules, and near-limitless potential for abuse.  And when things go wrong, they do so at the speed of light. This rapidly evolving cyberthreat landscape,…

18th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ICCWS)

ICCWS uniquely addresses cybersecurity, cyberwarfare, and information warfare. For the past 18 years, ICCWS has attracted academics, military professionals, and practitioners from around the world to present their research findings in the form of empirical…