Booz Allen-Sponsored Roundtable Highlights IoT’s Role in National Security; Greg Wenzel Comments

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Greg Wenzel, a Booz Allen Hamilton executive vice president, believes the challenge of adopting Internet of Things technology starts with device or organizational integration, The Daily Transcript reported Monday.

“We buy these things in stovepipes and then we know we need to connect to the left and right of us to get part of the picture,” he said during a Booz Allen-sponsored roundtable discussion.

Katherine Connor writes U.S. Navy and Department of Homeland Security officials who participated in the roundtable indicated their organizations seek to harness Internet-connected devices while ensuring critical data are protected.

Ralph Wade, vice president of Booz Allen’s digital solutions and C4ISR business, noted at the forum that he believes IoT could aid defense agencies’ efforts to break the cyber kill chain or a mission threat.

“You can get reduced timeframes really quickly. I see a huge capability there in trying to get that — and the technology exists,” Wade told fellow panelists.

Ruth Youngs Lew, executive director of the Navy’s C4I program office, said the military service wants to collaborate with industry to leverage cloud technology to manage data from multiple systems and sensors, according to the report.

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