Marines looking to integrate new information capabilities

Marines looking to integrate new information capabilities

These moves have come at the cost of infantry, “a pretty big cost to go pay for the Marine Corps,” Kenneth Bible, deputy director of the C4 directorate and deputy chief information officer, said Dec. 6 at the Charleston Defense Contractors Association Defense Summit. "The commandant really had to go think about taking that out of the structure to create these [units] across the Marine Corps.”

Marines looking to integrate new information capabilities

Marines looking to integrate new information capabilities

The Marine Corps has famously claimed that every Marine is a rifleman, but the Corps has moved 1,000 personnel in the last two years to focus on cyber, electronic warfare, signals intelligence and information operations.

These moves have come at the cost of infantry, “a pretty big cost to go pay for the Marine Corps,” Kenneth Bible, deputy director of the C4 directorate and deputy chief information officer, said Dec. 6 at the Charleston Defense Contractors Association Defense Summit. "The commandant really had to go think about taking that out of the structure to create these [units] across the Marine Corps.”

Kevin Fahey: DoD Eyes Cybersecurity Certification Method for Vendors

Kevin Fahey: DoD Eyes Cybersecurity Certification Method for Vendors

Kevin Fahey, assistant defense secretary for acquisition, has said the Department of Defense considers implementing a cybersecurity certification process for contractors within the next year, Nextgov reported Thursday.

Marines need to equip defensive cyber teams

Marines need to equip defensive cyber teams

The Marines are looking to develop and equip specialized tactical cyber teams with a specific defensive tool set. These teams, known as defensive cyber operations-internal defensive measures (DCO-IDM) companies, are designed to help defend critical digital assets at the tip of the spear.

These companies will fall under the newly established Marine Expeditionary Force Information Groups, or MIGs, and one will reside within each MEF providing MEF commanders information-related capabilities to include cyber, intelligence, electronic warfare and information operations.

3 priorities for the Marines' information directorate

3 priorities for the Marines' information directorate

William Williford, executive director of Marine Corps Systems Command, provided an outline of various efforts to modernize the network during the Charleston Defense Contractors Association Defense Summit on Dec. 5. The initiative includes: broader adoption of Windows 10, creating a cloud cross functional team, starting a network cross functional team, fielding Tampa microwave terminals, protecting spectrum used for the F-35 and running a pilot program to help ensure GPS signals aren’t jammed.

Pentagon Considers Cybersecurity Certification for Its Contractors

Pentagon Considers Cybersecurity Certification for Its Contractors

The Pentagon put together a task force to assess whether small businesses within the defense industrial base are complying with the cybersecurity framework published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and provide assistance to companies that need help.

The department issued a new rule last year requiring vendors to show that they are in compliance with NIST standards or have a plan to get there quickly. Those plans were due Jan. 1.

What to expect from the Charleston Defense Contractors Association Defense Summit

What to expect from the Charleston Defense Contractors Association Defense Summit

At the Charleston Defense Contractors Association Defense Summit naval and maritime leaders will discuss a range of technological solutions that may be necessary for this future operating environment. This could include redundant tactical communications networks to navigation in degraded environments to non-kinetic effects that can disrupt enemies.

Vcinity and Network Runners Partner to Exhibit Mission-Critical Technology at CDCA Defense Summit

Vcinity and Network Runners Partner to Exhibit Mission-Critical Technology at CDCA Defense Summit

Vcinity, Inc., a leading provider of data access-on-demand solutions, and Network Runners, Inc., a top technology consulting services company that supports the commercial and federal government market spaces, today announced they will partner and showcase cutting-edge defense systems at the Charleston Defense Contractors Association (CDCA) Defense Summit in Charleston, S.C., on Dec. 5-6, 2018, at booth 109.

CACI to Showcase Solutions at CDCA Defense Summit That Advance U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Modernization

CACI to Showcase Solutions at CDCA Defense Summit That Advance U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Modernization

CACI International Inc (NYSE: CACI) announced today that it will showcase solutions to support the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Joint Community at the Charleston Defense Contractors Association (CDCA) Defense Summit on December 5-6, 2018 in Charleston, SC. The annual conference brings together government and industry experts for collaborative discussions on defense technologies focused on C5ISR, information warfare, and cyber security.

Innovative Minds Come Together for the Security of Our Nation and World at Annual Summit

Innovative Minds Come Together for the Security of Our Nation and World at Annual Summit

Heather Walker, CDCA Vice President and Director at Booz Allen Hamilton as well as Beth Meredith, CDCA Summit Chairman and board member and Director at KBRwyle joined us in-studio today to talk about the importance of the upcoming summit.

The event will explore topics including the 12 points of National Defense Strategy, Rapid Innovation, Unmanned Systems, IOT, Research & Development and Cyber Hardening.

NextGov

NextGov

"Acquisition and technology innovation continues to drive IT modernization. From the federal headquarters to the front lines, there is an opportunity for everyone to join the conversation, share best practices and shape the future with creative solutions,” wrote Heather Walker, Vice President, CDCA

SPAWAR Leaders Talk Defense Industry Collaboration

SPAWAR Leaders Talk Defense Industry Collaboration

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic leadership and initiatives were highlighted during the 11th annual Charleston Defense Contractors Association (CDCA) Defense Summit, held Dec. 5 through 8. 

Students Win Top Prize for Pickup Sports App

 Students Win Top Prize for Pickup Sports App

A screen shot from Pickup, a new app designed by students Tyler Newman and Ben Muldrow.

Students Tyler Newman and Ben Muldrow won “Best of Summit” as well as first place in the college category for their app called Pickup, a social app that allows users to create and join local pickup games for different sports. The developers hope to release the app on Apple’s App Store within the next month and the Android version within the next two months.

CACI Solutions at CDCA Defense Summit: Readiness and Resiliency for U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in Today’s Multi-Domain Battle

CACI Solutions at CDCA Defense Summit: Readiness and Resiliency for U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in Today’s Multi-Domain Battle

CACI International Inc (NYSE: CACI) will showcase solutions to support the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Joint Community at the Charleston Defense Contractors Association (CDCA) Defense Summit on December 5-8, 2017 at the Charleston Area Convention Center in Charleston, SC. The annual conference brings together government and industry experts to discuss the issues and challenges facing the U.S. and the defense community today.

CofC Students Encouraged to Join App Competition

 CofC Students Encouraged to Join App Competition

The Charleston Defense Contractors Association is now accepting submissions for its seventh annual Student Mobile App Competition. The competition is open to middle school, high school, and full-time college students. The Charleston Defense Contractors Association challenges students to create a mobile app that solves a problem, is easy to use, and offers an enjoyable user experience.

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