Defense Information Systems Agency

Monday - 7/28/2008, 3:33pm EDT

Richard Hale - Chief Information Assurance Executive

When it comes to the Pentagon's cybersecurity needs, the man to turn to is Richard Hale, Chief Information Assurance Executive at the Defense Information Systems Agency.

Hale talks about the challenges of keeping the Pentagon's IT infrastructure secure enough to keep a secret when needed, while allowing "just-in-time" information sharing with DoD's partner agencies.

He also talks about meeting White House IT security mandates and recruiting the next generation of IT security pros.