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Tony Scott: Agencies Should Share Cyber Systems as Part of Long-Term Strategy

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Tony Scott

Federal CIO Tony Scott believes federal agencies must share cyber systems alongside information to build up government cybersecurity and shared responsibility, Fedscoop reported Tuesday.

Billy Mitchell writes that Scott said at the publication’s FedTalks event the sharing of cybersecurity technologies narrows down potential vulnerabilities.

“You need partners and you need [an] environment where people can both share information but also share learnings and work together,” Scott told his audience.

He added that his team will continue to work on a long-term strategy that includes cultural change, cyber talent recruitment and modernization of legacy IT systems.

Jason Miller also reported Wednesday on Federal News Radio that Scott said legacy systems also impact mission effectiveness and mobility, and that agencies must do more than maintain and update those systems.

“Moving to a more shared infrastructure, shared capability is probably a better model, one that is cloud based,” Scott stated.

“But it will take some significant transformation and significant re-architecting of what we have.”

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