Foreign Affairs Cybersecurity Center working against time.
Staffed with 95 employees and contractors, the State Department’s Foreign Affairs Cybersecurity Center protects 270 embassies and consulates around the world, and knowing quickly about intrusions and cyberattacks helps them to mitigate any damage. Read more
State Department increasing its outreach to Silicon Valley to assist with cybersecurity.
The Secretary of State is recruiting Silicon Valley companies to become more involved in national security, ranging from the war in Ukraine to the challenges posed by China, highlighting the higher urgency given to cybersecurity. Read more
Intelligence agencies must transform acquisition.
The IC spends about 70% of its budget ($56B in FY2022) on contracts with private companies, but IC acquisition is slow, process-oriented, and understaffed. Here are a few ideas of how the government can speed the process up. How about more security clearances? Remote work for classified tasks? Construction of Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities? Read more