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Janice Haith: Navy to Hold Cyber Hygiene Contest for Workforce

cybersecurityThe U.S. Navy plans to launch a contest to draw ideas on system modernization and cybersecurity from the service’s uniformed personnel, Federal News Radio reported Thursday.

Nicole Ogrysko writes the Navy will coordinate with the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, the innovation hub of the Defense Department, and Silicon Valley companies to kick off the contest and judge the entries in an effort to apply potential technologies in a  real-world setting.

Janice Haith, deputy chief information officer for the Department of the Navy, told an ISC2’s CyberSecureGov conference in Washington that the goal of the competition is to solicit ideas from Navy personnel on how to address legacy information technology challenges and cybersecurity risks.

The focus will be on outdated systems and embedded platforms installed in 300 vessels of the Navy with the goal of mitigating cyber threats when the ships depart the port, according to the report.

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