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The ThinkShield Story Part 1: The Challenge

By G C Network | October 24, 2019

The cybersecurity challenge seems to be growing daily. Threats are becoming more sophisticated, and attacks are becoming more destructive while the corporate world’s response seems to resemble a deer in headlights. Recent examples of this dangerous state of affairs include[1]: A data breach of a US Customs and Border Protection surveillance contractor that led to…

   Last week the US Navy awarded initial CANES contracts to Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin. Navy officials place the contract values at $775M for Northrop and $937M for Lockheed. As the key development program for afloat information technology infrastructures, this program represents the Navy’s next-generation command and control, integrating servers, workstations, and networking systems to the Global Information Grid.

   As I wrote in “CANES and the CLOUD”, CANES can be seen as the Navy’s transition to virtualization, SOA and cloud computing.The Navy’s CIO, Robert Carey, Carey has suggested that cloud computing seems to be a logical step forward to make computing more effective and efficient, and that both NGEN and CANES programs would leverage cloud computing. He also has described a future of “grey clouds” on each ship. Carey has, in fact, consistently presented a view that the Navy must take advantage of this transformational opportunity to leverage its computing assets as part of NNE 2016. While recognizing that the Navy’s ships at sea and Marine war fighting units present challenges unique to the naval service, he views most garrison environments as prime candidates to test cloud computing. Citing CANES as a representational step towards his goals, he has outlined parallel paths of defining where the cloud computing model is applicable, and defining a business case to develop new applications within this new cloud model.

    Since the Navy’s Space and Naval System’s Command (SPAWAR) is actively evaluating where and how cloud computing can be best applied and  the Navy’s CIO seems to be a strong proponent of moving in this direction, Northrop and Lockheed seem poised to be major players in the Defense Department’s transition to the cloud.

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2 Comments

  1. Naresh on March 11, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Nice Post

  2. Naresh on March 11, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Technology is very much developed. I am very much interested in computing field, thats why am collecting information about it. I have planned to attend the upcoming 2nd Annual Virtual Conference which is going to be hosted online march 2010. I believe i would be benefited much with that cloud computing conference.

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