The Defense Information Systems Agency is establishing a laboratory near its Fort Meade headquarters in Maryland to house a pilot program focusing on testing methods to develop zero-trust network architectures, Nextgov reported Wednesday.
Jason Martin, acting director of DISA’s cyber directorate, said during a panel at the FCW Cybersecurity Summit that the agency and U.S. Cyber Command will launch and run the pilot program to study approaches for improving access and identity management on military networks.
The program will establish a framework for monitoring access on various network layers; develop tools to manage access and identity; and deploy the tools across the Department of Defense.
“[The efforts] will inform what we actually do need to build out, integrate and configure,” Martin told reporters. “It’s rethinking how we do continuous security."