Navy Adm. Michael Rogers, National Security Agency director and and CyberCom commander, recently spoke to the Association of the U.S. Army’s Institute of Land Warfare about where he thinks Army networks and cybersecurity will be in 2025, the American Forces Press Service said Monday.
Cheryl Pellerin writes Rogers spoke about integrating cyber into the broader operational construct and not treating it like a specialized and isolated concept.
He mentioned three specific points moving forward that include the integration of cyber into the military culture, a joint network for the Defense Department and partnerships with industry, Pellerin writes.
“We, the Department of Defense, are not the cutting edge when it comes to networks, [communications] or information technology,” Rogers said.
“We are a user of technology that is largely generated by individuals and organizations that reside outside the DOD. … I don’t see that trend changing between now and 2025,” he added.
Pellerin writes that Roger seemed confident that the DoD and NSA would continue to attract top cyber talent, despite differences in pay with private companies.
“[Over the past 10 years], we have exceeded my wildest expectations in terms of our abilities to recruit and retain a high-end cyber workforce, because we’ve been able to focus on why they want to be with us as opposed to why they don’t want to be with us,” Rogers said.