Army Chief Information Officer meets with ARL representatives to discuss partnership, cyberspace operations

December 18, 2014

By Jenna Brady, ARL Public Affairs

Story Highlights

  • Representatives from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory recently met with Lt. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, U.S. Army Chief Information Officer/G-6, at the laboratory's Adelphi Laboratory Center to provide a high-level overview and demonstration of ARL's current cyber portfolio.
  • The meeting included discussion of the partnership between the U.S. Army CIO/G-6 and ARL for the successful execution of cyberspace operations both now and in the future.

Representatives from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory recently met with Lt. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, U.S. Army Chief Information Officer/G-6, at the laboratory's Adelphi Laboratory Center to provide a high-level overview and demonstration of ARL's current cyber portfolio.

The overview included a discussion of ARL's capabilities, services and research and development initiatives in order to identify, facilitate and promote cyber cooperation and collaboration opportunities between the U.S. Army CIO/G-6 and ARL.

Throughout the meeting, Ferrell reiterated the U.S. Army's commitment to unity of effort for cyberspace operations.

Specifically, he stated that it is important to maximize unity of effort through communication, coordination and information sharing with all U.S. Army components in the execution of cyberspace operations.

According to Curtis Arnold, chief of ARL's Computational and Information Sciences Directorate's Sustaining Base Network Assurance Branch and director, Computer Network Defense Provider, ARL's close partnership with the U.S. Army CIO/G-6 provides for promising cyber development both now and in to the future.

"ARL's research and development efforts in support of cyberspace operations and the understanding of key technical, tactical and operational challenges affecting Department of Defense-wide cyber initiatives, such as cyber situational awareness, information security continuous monitoring, big data analytics, cloud computing and insider threat, will allow us to assist the U.S. Army CIO/G-6 in fine-tuning current U.S. Army strategies, policies and overall cyber governance," said Arnold.

"We are committed to working closely with the U.S. Army CIO/G-6 to ascertain future cyber doctrine not only address today's technical, tactical and operational challenges and priorities, but also tomorrow's U.S. Army and DOD requirements for cyberspace operations such as the joint information environment," added Arnold.

The meeting concluded with a re-commitment from both organizations to enhance cooperation and collaboration and help improve and formalize U.S. Army strategy and doctrine for cyberspace operations.

 

Last Update / Reviewed: December 18, 2014