& Information Systems Digest

30 JANUARY 2024

CSIAC collects and publishes articles related to our technical focus areas on the web to share with the DoD community.

CSIAC is pleased to announce publication of our latest state-of-the art report (SOAR) “Blockchain Applications for Federal Government,” which reviews fundamentals of the technology, its applications, limitations, and more. More information about the SOAR is available on our website at


DoD Increases AI Capacity Through Strategy, Alignment

The Defense Department is making leaps when it comes to fielding cutting-edge technologies, a senior Pentagon policy official said today. Michael C. Horowitz, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Development and Emerging Capabilities, said key organizational and strategy updates have resulted in the DoD’s improved ability to effectively field new tactics and technologies —…


Featured Notable Technical Inquiry

6G and Its Advancements Over 5G Networks

The Cybersecurity and Information Systems Information Analysis Center (CSIAC) was tasked with researching and recognizing improvements to 6G networks compared to 5G.  The inquirer also wanted to know when 6G networks are expected to be deployed. CSIAC identified the differences in features and functionality between 6G and 5G networks, projected 6G network deployment timeframes, and potential future use cases for 6G technologies. 1.0  TI Request…

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CSIAC hosts live online technical presentations featuring a DoD research and engineering topic within our technical focus areas.



RESCHEDULED: Fundamentals of Cross-Domain Solutions in the DoD

THIS WEBINAR HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21st at 12:00 PM ET A cross-domain solution (CDS) is a capability that can be used to securely connect discrete systems or networks, which may have different security policies to address exposure to threats and risks and therefore hold different levels of trust. CDS is an example…



Systems Thinking Training

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.  THIS CLASS IS COMPLETELY FULL. Cybersecurity professionals know that the human element is a wild card in even the best-designed systems. As a complex socio-technical system with human and engineered components,…

Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, cybersecurity resilience underscores the importance of adapting and fortifying your organization’s defenses against an array of cyberthreats. Cybersecurity leaders must navigate a complex and ever-changing environment where cyberattacks can…

The 92nd Military Operations Research Symposium (MORS)

For over 55 years, the annual Military Operations Research Symposium (MORS) has been the opportunity for the national security community to exchange information, examine research, and discuss critical national security topics. Held in notable locations,…

Graph Exploitation Symposium 2024

The symposium brings together leading experts from universities, industry, and government to explore the state of the art and define a future roadmap in network science. The themes of this year’s symposium are domain-informed models…

Voice From the Community

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Katherine Goodier

Chief Data Scientist, PAR Government

Dr. Goodier is an artificial intelligence (AI) expert with over 30 years of practical application experience. Since retiring as the Director of Global Standards at Nortel, she has served as a contract chief ontologist, data scientist, and enterprise architect in the intelligence community. She co-hosted the Federal Big Data working group and recently supported the red team at DEFCON31 in the AI Village. Her focus is providing AI for the cybersecurity of 5G networks.

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