U.S. Air Force CTO: Must Protect Data

Posted May 20, 2014 at 5:00am

Defense News reports that “as the Pentagon looks toward the future of cyber warfare, it needs to ensure its data remains protected from outside sources during military operations, a top US Air Force official said today.”  

“’Fundamentally, if we don’t trust our data that is the worst thing that can occur,’ William Marion, chief technology officer for Air Force Space Command, said during a panel kicking off the cyber 1.4 portion of the 30th National Space Symposium.”  

“’That data trust perspective, I think we need to invest more in.’”  

“With growing Air Force reliance on high-tech precision weaponry and automated systems, protecting the integrity of the targeting data coming into the system is vital, Marion said.”