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Vice Adm. Nancy Norton: DoD Begins Work in Cultural Changes for Cybersecurity

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency, has said the Defense Department is working on employing new technologies and implementing faster processes to change its cybersecurity culture, MeriTalk reported Thursday.

Norton, who also serves as the commander of the Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network, noted during a Fifth Domain-hosted event that the government's strategies in defense and cybersecurity pushes DoD to rethink its culture, priorities and decisions to respond to increasing cyber threats from adversaries.

Norton added that changes in DoD’s use of information technology availability, protection of data integrity and engagement with both allies and adversaries, among others are needed to continue using DODIN to deter threats.

"We must operate the DODIN with a warfighting mindset, to ensure our data and our ability to move it remains resilient to adversary activities, in cyberspace and the other warfighting domains," she said.

Lastly, the DISA official addressed the need to adopt agile development processes to drop standard and lengthy acquisition practices. 

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