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Lt. Gen. Michael Basla, the Air Force's chief information officer, discusses the service's cyber future in a conversation with Pentagon reporters.
Air Force senior leaders assigned themselves several tasks after a summit on cyberspace in mid-November. But the service's role in cyberspace also awaits forthcoming guidance from the military's top leadership on the future of U.S. Cyber Command.
Lt. Gen. Michael Basla, the Air Force CIO, said the three baselines will be delivered to the acquirers in the functional areas who operate the systems. They will use them to understand the IT environment in which their capabilities will exist.(Encore presentation November 8, 2012)
Current definitions of cyberspace have led to confusion about roles, responsibilities, lanes in the road, a top Air Force general said Thursday. Senior leaders will convene a summit in November to zero-in on a common understanding of cyber.
Military's cyber leaders say job satisfaction has so far trumped salary concerns when it comes to building and retaining a workforce of elite cyber warriors. Building the capacity of that training pipeline is the next challenge.
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The Air Force has announced Lt. Gen. Bill Lord, will retire as the service's chief information officer at the end of July. Taking over for Lord, who was named chief of warfighting integration and the chief information officer in July 2009, will be Lt. Gen. Michael Basla.
The Air Force, already facing a $1.2 billion budget cut from its IT portfolio, is looking at how to cut another billion. The service is looking to application rationalization and other efficiencies to meet its targets.
The best defense against cyber attacks is not a new weapon system but strict human security procedures,
The service is giving careful thought to the human side of the cybersecurity equation. The top commander of the Air Force's Space Command said it's no longer a matter of information assurance, and it's all about mission assurance.