Space and Defense

Space and Defense


The Department of Defense is a rank-and-file institution that values orders adherence and a zero-error mentality, which has led commanders to be risk averse. This is exemplified in the cybersecurity realm, with controls attempting to protect all information, including uncontrolled unclassified information. Efforts that attempt to employ a new or different type of information technology are made very difficult by a number of existing policies. Additionally, customer surveys, service initiatives, and open user complaints have revealed dissatisfaction with Department of the Air Force (DAF) IT services. The millennial and post-millennial generations are the most technologically adept, yet the majority of these Airmen and Guardians are technologically stifled in today's DAF. The combination of underperforming tech, high resource security controls, and cumbersome IT policy results in a rigid, oversaturated network. These obstacles prevent the Space Force, a user of DAF IT services, from achieving its own service goals.



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