The Defense Department will overhaul its numerous business systems and processes as part of plans to streamline and transform, according to two top DOD officials.
The Navy's effiency plans will hinge on streamlining personnel, buying smarter and closely examining major programs, says Robert Work, the military service's under secretary.
U.S. military cyber operations are complicated by undefined landscape, undeveloped understanding and Washington politics, according to top Navy officials.
Top naval engineer says plans to improve interoperability will include broader views of networks and systems, new roadmaps for IT operations and new workers with system-of-systems expertise.
Familiarity with popular technologies doesn't yield an IT expert, says Rear Adm. Patrick Brady, commander of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command.
As the Navy faces a rapidly changing world of asymmetric warfare, it must evolve its training and capabilities and sharpen its unique skills to secure the maritime domain, Vice Adm. Richard Hunt, commander of the Third Fleet, said in the kickoff address for AFCEA West 2011.
The Defense Department Information Assurance Range and Marine Corps Cyber Range are two examples of how the military is training troops to operate in cyberspace just as they do in air and space, on land and at sea.
Defense Systems will cover the AFCEA West 2011 three-day conference "After the Long War: What's Next?" next week at the San Diego Convention Center.