ABSTRACT

Defense Acquisitions: Cyber Command Needs to Develop Metrics to Assess Warfighting Capabilities, Report to Congressional Committees   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Highlights: "The U.S. faces increasingly sophisticated cyber threats, such as the 2019 SolarWinds security breach. To mitigate these threats, DOD is continually developing new software-based capabilities. Cyber Command created the JCWA [Joint Cyber Warfighting Architecture] in 2019 to address these needs and synchronize cyber warfighting programs across DOD. The JCWA includes a range of software-enabled systems, sensors, and tools that the Army and Air Force are procuring for Cyber Command. In November 2020, GAO [Government Accountability Office] reported shortfalls in the JCWA governance structure and interoperability goals and recommended that Cyber Command define roles and responsibilities for overseeing the JCWA programs and develop such goals. A Senate report included a provision for GAO to review the status of the JCWA. This is GAO's second report. This report examines Cyber Command's progress in defining JCWA roles, responsibilities, and interoperability goals; and efforts to assess the JCWA acquisitions using outcome-based metrics."

Report Number:
GAO-22-104695
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Date:
2022-03
Copyright:
Public Domain
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Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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