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Richard Spencer Issues Navy’s Cybersecurity Readiness Review

Navy Secretary Richard Spencer released a new report assessing the service’s cybersecurity posture.

Spencer wrote in a letter published Tuesday that the Cybersecurity Readiness Review highlights the need to change the service’s data hygiene and business processes to protect data. The review assesses the role of people, culture, resources, processes and governance in cybersecurity and offers recommendations to address resources, policy and procedures needed to enforce cyber resilience and defense, he noted.

“Leadership has already initiated this process as part of a broader review of how best to organize the department to address the overall challenges of information management; to include not only cybersecurity, but also data strategy and readiness, business system rationalization, and artificial intelligence,” wrote Spencer, a 2019 Wash100 Award winner. “We will be working with the Congress to determine what legislative authorities may be required to implement any significant changes,” he added.

The review also examines the best practices the government and the private sector implement with regard to cybersecurity and the ability of the defense industrial base’s cyber measures to protect the Navy’s critical information.

The Wash100 award, now in its sixth year, recognizes the most influential executives in the GovCon industry as selected by the Executive Mosaic team in tandem with online nominations from the GovCon community. Representing the best of the private and public sector, the winners demonstrate superior leadership, innovation, reliability, achievement and vision.

Visit the Wash100 site to learn about the other 99 winners of the 2019 Wash100 Award. On the site, you can submit your 10 votes for the GovCon executives of consequence that you believe will have the most significant impact in 2019.

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