Digital Transformation of Cyber Operations for Acquisition and Sustainment Operations – Phase II

NCMS Project #: 142167

Problem: The proliferation of cyber-attacks on the United States (U.S.), in both commercial and government industries is on the rise and not likely to slow.  Historical models and evolutionary processes for developing countermeasure capabilities are not proficient at delivering timely responses when insurgent strikes occur.  To that end, it is imperative that enterprises begin to transform how they conduct their operations going forward.  Part of this transformation must be made through significant investment in human capital.

Benefit: The project will demonstrate how to expand upon a developed foundational Lean-Agile workforce, empowered to innovate and accelerate change, delivering constant value-added capabilities to the cyber operations environment.  The resultant training and transformation program from this initiative will establish a benchmark for use by other government and non-government organizations.

Solution/Approach: The proposed solution is to utilize the Air Force’s Cryptologic and Cyber Systems Division as a model organization to address the disparate skill sets across the workforce.  The solution focuses on educating and training all members in Lean-Agile principles and methodologies.  Then, through continuous learning, relentless improvement, innovation, frequent feedback, and incremental adjustments guide team members to fully embrace this new way of working.

Impact on Warfighter:

  • Increase security against cyber-attacks 
  • Improve operational efficiencies 
  • Cultivate an Agile trained workforce 
  • Reduce overall costs

DOD Participation:

  • Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) HNC 

Industry Participation:

  • PCI
  • NCMS

Benefit Area(s):

  • Obsolescence management and continued maintenance capability
  • Improved readiness

Focus Area:

  • Business IT and analytics