& Information Systems Digest

5 APRIL 2022

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


NIST Releases Assessment Procedures for Enhanced Security Requirements, NIST Special Publication 800-172A

NIST has released Special Publication (SP) 800-172A, “Assessing Enhanced Security Requirements for Controlled Unclassified Information,” to support the protection of controlled unclassified information associated with a critical program or high-value asset in nonfederal systems and organizations. SP 800-172A provides federal agencies and nonfederal organizations with procedures that can be used to assess the enhanced security…


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Smart Cities, Smart Bases, and Secure Cloud Architecture for Resiliency by Design

Smart cities’ critical infrastructure, economy, and governance are designed to sustainably improve the well-being of residents. Critical infrastructures, such as energy, electricity grids, communications networks, transportation, and water systems, are digitally enhanced to provide smart services to city residents while ensuring security issues are well monitored and effectively addressed.  

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Evaluating the Resiliency of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Systems: An Overview of Adversarial AI

As highlighted in the Summary of the 2018 Department of Defense (DoD) AI Strategy, the DoD is committed to leading in military ethics and AI safety. As a focal point of the strategy, the DoD seeks to ensure that developed and deployed AI systems are resilient (i.e., secure and robust). This webinar will provide an…



Rocky Mountain Cyberspace Symposium (RMCS24)

The Rocky Mountain Chapter of AFCEA hosts an annual forum for industry, academia, and government to discuss and propose solutions to the challenges of cybersecurity, community cyber readiness, and homeland defense facing our nation. The…

Fifth Post Quantum Cryptography (PQC) Standardization Conference

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) plans to hold the 5th NIST PQC Standardization Conference from April 10-12, 2024, in Rockville, Maryland. The purpose of the conference is to discuss various aspects of…

Advantage DoD 2024: Defense Data & AI Symposium

Advantage DoD 2024:  Defense Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI) Symposium is a three-day cyber and modeling-focused symposium. Key topics include generative AI, large language models, data and analytics, enablers (such as tools for small businesses,…

Voice From the Community

Tapan Patel

Mechanical Engineer, ERDC

Mr. Tapan Patel is a mechanical engineer at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL), where he is responsible for leading research projects related to energy research and development for U.S. Department of Defense facilities. He performs research in cybersecurity for control systems, demonstration and validation of advanced metering equipment, and development of hardware/software prototypes.

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