Vice Adm. Nancy Norton, commander of the Defense Information Systems Agency, told attendees at an AFCEA conference in Maryland that the Department of Defense mustÂ 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 toÂ implement a âcompetitive mindsetâ in optimizing cyberspace to support national security efforts. DISA seeks âtrusted partnershipsâ with firms with the capacity to implement cybersecurity throughout the development lifecycle and mitigate supply chain risks, she noted.Â
âThrough 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,âÂ said Norton.
DISA isÂ working to launch recruitment initiatives and other efforts to expand its cyber workforce in the coming months.