The Emergence of Operational Technology
What's happened over that time is that we've had to grow both the technology aspect and the cybersecurity aspect [of operational and information technologies]. In concert with each other--the larger Department of Defense and working with the Air Force and the Army and with us--we put together a unified facilities criteria for the employment of these technologies in buildings. So whether it was just a maintenance project, sustainment of an existing set of control systems or a bigger project like a military construction project, this unified facilities criteria was established and signed out in 2016. All of the Department of Defense uses that, so we're making sure the requirements for these [products] are cyber secure. And that's one of the reason this criteria was created was to get uniformity, and the ability to do risk management to these things. We created kind of a defense-in-depth strategy to deal with this and enclave off the different types of systems into their various enclaves.
Command Information Officer, Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command