Modernization Challenges for Defense Agencies

There are many challenges facing defense agencies when it comes to modernizing technologies and establishing an environment for industry and government to effectively communicate is essential to this process.

Speaking at Splunk’s GovSummit today, officials from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Departments of Defense (DoD), and Homeland Security (DHS) discussed the biggest obstacles their agencies face in accelerating the innovation process and allowing the government to produce better mission outcomes.

Director of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at NIST Jeff Greene agreed that communication within a tough environment should be a priority. He also said that in the defense space, it can often be difficult to make initial steps towards progress.

“There’s still difficulty in making that first step. You have an issue and you’re struggling with it. There’s a lot of talk about it, but actually converting it to action…it’s hard everywhere,” Greene said, pointing to the fear of making wrong decisions as a part of that.

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