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Nancy Norton: DoD Needs Cyber Partnerships, Workforce for Multidomain Efforts

Jeff Brody

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton, commander of the Defense Information Systems Agency, told attendees at an AFCEA conference in Maryland that the Department of Defense must prepare for cyberwarfare and a multidomain battle, DISA said Tuesday.

Norton, also the head of the Joint Force Headquarters – DoD Information Network, said the Pentagon needs to implement a “competitive mindset” in optimizing cyberspace to support national security efforts. DISA seeks “trusted partnerships” with firms with the capacity to implement cybersecurity throughout the development lifecycle and mitigate supply chain risks, she noted. 

“Through persistent engagement, government and industry can partner our research and expertise to develop innovative technology, services, and capabilities to pace the threat of our cyberspace adversaries,” said Norton.

DISA is working to launch recruitment initiatives and other efforts to expand its cyber workforce in the coming months.

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