Jim Keffer, director of cyber at Lockheed Martin, told Federal News Radio in an interview posted Tuesday how the Defense Department’s cyber strategy is synched up with and embedded into the White House’s National Cyber Strategy.
“The national strategy talks more about domestic issues and the DoD strategy is more about the military part, but the nesting of the strategies together, I think that’s powerful,” Keffer said on the station’s Cybersecurity Month segment.
“From that we can build plans, campaigns across the federal government and within DoD in this new cyber arena.”
He noted how the deterrence aspect of the strategies could help the U.S. government counter cyber threats and cited the need to address the shortage in cyber talent.
“I’d like to see us as a nation get down into increasing the base … getting children from kindergarten through 12th grade interested in not only cybersecurity, but science, technology, engineering, math and logistics,” added Keffer, who also serves as vice chairman of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance’s cyber council.