Richard Hale

  • DoD revising job descriptions for all its IT personnel, adding cyber responsibilities

    The Pentagon is revisiting the work roles of each member of its vast IT workforce and adding specific cybersecurity responsibilities to each position.

  • Procurement and facilities hit hard by DoD’s 2017 budget, personnel spending is mostly spared

    DoD’s 2017 budget includes few changes to pay and benefits, but DoD facilities and procurement take a major hit. The proposal includes an $8.1 billion reduction to acquisition programs, a $1 billion cut to new construction and severe underfunding of base maintenance.

  • Penalty for commanders who neglect cyber: disconnection from DoD networks

    U.S. Cyber Command hopes to increase the defensive posture of its networks by imposing more accountability on commanders. Future scorecards will grade local installations. Those with failing grades may face sanctions.

  • DoD breaks mobile security roadblock

    The Defense Department is in the final stages of a test to show how derived credentials from the Common Access Card can secure smartphones and tablet computers. Richard Hale, the deputy CIO for cybersecurity, boldly predicts that by the end of the calendar year the military will be issuing derived credentials on mobile devices.

  • DISA struggles to ensure freedom in cyberspace

    DoD is trying to figure out how to keep risks that one part of the organization takes from affecting the rest of the military’s networks. DISA addressing other security goals by adding PKI to secret network.

  • Defense expands cyber DMZs

    DoD is expanding the use of demilitarized zones to improve security of its unclassified network. Over the next two years, DISA require all service applications to go through these buffer zones.

  • Defense Information Systems Agency

    Richard Hale Chief Information Assurance Executive July 31st, 2008