A bipartisan group of lawmakers asked the Defense Department for more details about its plans to continue to provide a technology and cyber leadership program after the Pentagon ended its 30-year-old CIO development curriculum.
Sometimes appropriations and student fees don’t cover the ambitions of federal universities. Take, for example, the National Defense University, a prestigious institution at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C.
Ann-Marie Johnson sat down with Women of Washington hosts Aileen Black and Gigi Schumm to share her journey towards becoming an executive in the federal IT sector.
Women of Washington hosts Aileen Black and Gigi Schumm talk to retired Rear Adm. Janice Hamby, chancellor of the National Defense University, about women in leadership.
Many senior IT managers fight an uphill battle. Too often, they’re seen just as the tech guy by senior level peers. Enter the National Defense University’s Information Resources Management College or iCollege. For many years, it’s been offering high-level, strategic education to both military and civilian IT and acquisition career employees. Navy Rear Adm. Jan Hamby is the new Chancellor of NDU’s iCollege. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss where she hopes to take a venerable institution.
The Army is the latest federal organization to lay out a career path for its cybersecurity leaders. Career Field 17 will offer soldiers that career path. Advocates of professionalizing the cyber workforce believe that would feed talent pipelines with the people agencies need to succeed. Lt. Col. Sean Kern is cyberspace operations officer, and a graduate student at the Joint Advanced Warfighting School at Joint Forces Staff College at the National Defense University. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the main cyber problem right now is a people problem.
Maj. Gen. Gregg Martin, the president of the National Defense University for the past two years, quietly stepped down last week. The university’s vice president will lead the institution in his stead until the Pentagon recruits a permanent replacement.
The United States needs a national certification program for cybersecurity professionals, according to some cyber experts. Sean Kern, assistant professor of cybersecurity at the National Defense University, writes about what a cyber certification would include.
The debate to change the Army’s force structure is switching focus from “should they do it” to “how.” One strategy is a Commission on the Structure of the Army. Frank Hoffman, a senior research fellow at the Institute for Strategic Studies at the National Defense University, tells In Depth with Francis Rose a commission would be a big step backwards in the effort to make the Army more affordable.
The National Defense University’s Information Resources Management College offers 12 certificate courses and a master’s of science degree in government information leadership to help current and future CIOs sharpen their technology and management skills. January 23, 2014