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TACFIRE Secure Virtual Workspaces for Dynamic Security in Defense Support to Civilian Authorities

ABSTRACT

A mission of the Department of Defense involves support to civilian authorities in times of national crisis.  Support often involves coordination with coalition partners.  The collective of DoD, civilian, and coalition partners creates a need for the capability to rapidly provision online, virtual workspaces where security can be controlled both centrally and by users.  A simulation is discussed in which 12 officers utilize TACFIRE – a comprehensive suite of XML web services that includes a personalized portal, email, chat, presence, instant messenger, and VoIP – with a secure virtual workspace capability that includes web conferences, threaded discussions, libraries, federated search, and task managers, for a Defense Support to Civilian Authorities (DSCA) scenario.  The simulation was modelled after the Naval Network Warfare Command Trident Warrior 06 experiment and in preparation for Trident Warrior 07.

Achieving Confidence in Cyberspace in an Ever-Changing Ecosystem

ABSTRACT

The Information Assurance Directorate (IAD) of the National Security Agency is charged with developing security solutions that protect and defend National Security Systems. This cannot be accomplished by NSA alone. Partnerships with industry, academia, U.S. and foreign government entities are critical to delivering solutions that will meet and defeat cyber challenges of today and tomorrow. A comprehensive approach and strategy are needed. Key components of this defensive strategy include collaboration, security automation, resiliency, and a robust, sustainable cyber workforce. While the United States Government (USG) will certainly benefit from the successful implementation of these strategies, ultimately the entire global ecosystem will be more strongly protected by the advanced level of secure systems and capabilities available, and through a greater awareness of the harm that sophisticated and determined adversaries can cause to the cyber ecosystem.

Journal of Information Warfare

The definitive publication for the best and latest research and analysis on information warfare, information operations, and cyber crime. Available in traditional hard copy or online.

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