Modernizing the government’s top-secret network

The Defense Intelligence Agency is in charge of maintaining the federal government’s top-secret network. That global system is on the cusp of a major overhaul. I spoke with DIA Chief Information Officer Doug Cossa about his agency’s plans to modernize the IT network and how the intelligence community needs to adapt, in many ways, to modern technological realities.

Highlights include:
0:40: JWICS modernization
17:27: The role of cloud computing for JWICS and DIA
22:30: Risks in global telecom standards and opportunities for wireless tech in the IC
29:45: Desktop-as-a-service and telework
34:55: Artificial intelligence and machine learning