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Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner, Director – DISA


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Francis sat down with Lieutenant General Robert Skinner, the Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), and discussed the agency’s implementation of zero trust, otherwise known as Thunderdome. Although Skinner shared DISA’s excitement about zero-trust architecture, he noted that this approach is not without its complexities and risks. Nevertheless, the Thunderdome prototype recently passed all requirements, showing improved performance, cybersecurity, and user experience compared to current systems. Despite this success, Skinner cautioned that the technology is not a one-size-fits-all solution and that its scalability and modularity will require ongoing assessment and efforts to tailor it to different settings and user bases as needed. Ultimately, through the Thunderdome initiative, DISA aims to bolster their cyber posture and security measures.


Originally aired on Fed Gov Today 5/7/23 – Watch Full Show

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