Cybersecurity: It’s About the Mission

October 2016
Topics: Federal Transition, Presidential Transition, Government Transition, Cybersecurity, Computer Security, Government Agency Operations, Information Security, Homeland Security
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The digital age is a double-edged sword for federal civilian government organizations. The increasing interconnectivity of our technologies enables government agencies to improve information and service delivery to the public. At the same time, the dependence on networked technologies for mission fulfillment places those very missions at risk. A cyber attack on an agency’s technology systems could prevent it from providing the services and protections its constituents depend upon. This paper addresses many of these issues.

Note: Transition of power after a Presidential election is complicated; preparing the federal government for a seamless shift to a new administration is crucial to continuing important work on behalf of the American people. MITRE will inform this transition by sharing our insights and experiences with those involved in transition planning and with leaders in the next administration. Our recommendations derive from the ongoing, practical guidance we provide our federal agency sponsors as they face critical national challenges.

This paper is part of a collection provided to our government sponsors; it supports MITRE’s focus on assisting new administration and career civil service leaders through the transition and beyond to achieve results that matter. To view all the papers in the collection, use the "Federal Transition" link in Topics, above. 




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