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Army Introduces Program to Consolidate Cybersecurity Operations

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Army Introduces Program to Consolidate Cybersecurity Operations

The U.S. Army plans to improve its cyber defense capabilities by establishing a Neighborhood Watch program at the Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems.

PEO EIS Chief Information Officer Mike Chappell proposed the program in 2023 during a meeting with the U.S. Army Cyber Command to discuss closer collaboration on protecting against cyberattacks.

The program is part of an initiative to consolidate EIS’ more than 26 security information and event management capabilities, creating a standardized baseline, Army .mil reported

Chappell, a speaker at Potomac Officers Club’s upcoming CIO Summit, disclosed plans for a cyber defense lead under the office of his chief information security officer, who will oversee Neighborhood Watch.

The military branch has been working to improve its cyber posture. Lt. Gen. John Morrison, deputy chief of staff, G6, said that the service must take an active approach to cybersecurity as it modernizes its information technology system.

In January, it announced a collaboration with the U.S. Navy to establish secure arrangements for small defense industry partners without cybersecurity tools and services required under the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification.

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