Thinking Critically about Cybersecurity and the AAF
According to event organizers, “the Adaptive Acquisition Framework (AAF) prompts us to think differently about the acquisition process. While there are different pathways to consider for an acquisition strategy, cybersecurity is an important consideration for all of them. The event provided four related angles on why and how we can think differently about cybersecurity risk. First, the Chief Cybersecurity Information Officer (OSD) discussed the launch of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and the importance of thinking critically in the ever changing cybersecurity environment. Second, the industry angle was provided by the renowned author of “How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk”, shared tried and tested quantitative approaches to measure and mitigate cyber risk differently. Third, the DoD workforce angle was provided by an active duty Naval officer who discussed the needs to think critically on the job. Finally the DAU Cybersecurity Learning Director shared insights into how DAU addresses cybersecurity risk within the AAF.”
This recent February 5, 2020 event is also illustrative of the rapid transformation of our well-received DAU Webcasts as a real-time, high-impact learning platform. Intended to assist the defense acquisition workforce in thinking critically about and exploring key DoD and NDS topics such as innovation, agile, culture change, talent acquisition, retention, leadership, and multifunctional workforce excellence, there are many more such events coming your way!
Special thanks to Marina Theodotou from our DAU workflow learning team for her insights in crafting this DAU LOG Blog post.