U.S. Marine Corps Master Sgt. Joshua Sholes, left, an electronic warfare chief with 1st Marine Division, and Jarome Voyles, an account manager with Consolidated Analysis Center International Incorporated, arrange gear before testing a Spectrum Guard Elite system on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Sept. 8, 2021. Electromagnetic space operations leadership with I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group and 1st Marine Division conducted an evaluation of the Spectrum Guard, an electromagnetic system awareness to test radio frequency functionality in support of electronic warfare. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Stegall)

DOD CIO hiring new spectrum policy deputy directors

The new appointments will come amid a broader push to focus on the use of electromagnetic spectrum.
John Sherman presents a keynote address from the Pentagon Briefing Room for the Cyber Beacon virtual event, Dec. 3, 2020. (DoD photo by Marvin Lynchard)

DOD zero-trust strategy coming this year, CIO says

John Sherman, acting CIO, said he is working on a strategy for the DOD's move to zero trust, a security model with access checks at every step…
airmen use Lenovo computers
Two airmen train with a new Lenovo Think Pad X220 business notebook at the wing headquarters building Feb. 27, 2012, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. DOD hasn’t banned Lenovo products despite warnings from other agencies of known vulnerabilities in the company’s products. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Xavier Navarro)

DOD continues to buy products it knows have cybersecurity vulnerabilities

Knowledge is not always power, apparently. DOD continues to buy high-risk technology with known cyber vulnerabilities.