Situational awareness – knowing precisely what’s happening on the battlefield, where and when – can make the difference between mission success and mission failure.
Now, the Army wants to extend commanders’ situational awareness into cyberspace.
“It is the Army’s number one gap to start to look to fill,” said Russ Fenton, of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s, or TRADOC’s, Cyber Center of Excellence. “There is a list of cyber gaps, and at the top is situational awareness.”
To investigate new technology and solutions that could help tactical commanders visualize the cyber domain and calculate risk from cyber threats, the Army kicked off a Cyber Innovation Challenge with an industry day, Nov. 18.
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The innovation challenge looks to industry partners – especially non-traditional defense contractors – to deliver prototype solutions for rapid evaluation using a flexible acquisition model known as Other Transaction Authority.
“Our priority on cyber is to figure out how to make acquisition responsive to the requirements,” said Kevin Fahey, executive director for System of Systems Engineering and Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life