Interagency partnerships crucial to safeguarding infrastructure

At last week’s Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association cyber symposium, Navy Adm. Michael S. Rogers stressed the importance of building partnerships among the federal government, the private sector, and academia for the defense of critical infrastructure.

In his keynote address, Adm. Rogers described cyber as “the ultimate team sport.” He continued, saying “There is no one single organization that has all the answers. There is no one single technology that will solve all of our problems [and] meet all of our challenges. This is a mission set that does not know clearly defined lines.”

Adm. Rogers discussed a recent meeting with the secretary of homeland security and the FBI director, citing the meeting as an example of his efforts to create partnerships and relationships that help the U.S. government apply its capabilities to support the broader civil sector. Rogers also expressed his opinion that U.S. Cyber Command should assist its civilian counterparts in understanding how the federal government is organized to provide them cyber support.

“In the end, it’s about that broader set of partnerships,” Rogers said in his address. “They’re going to be the key to our success.”

Adm. Rogers assumed duty as director of the National Security Agency and commander of U.S. Cyber Command in April 2014.

For more information about Adm. Rogers remarks, please follow the link below.
Cybercom Chief: Partners Vital to Defending Infrastructure, American Forces Press Service

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