The Cyber and Emerging Technologies (CET) Division focuses on leveraging the power of cyber-enabled technologies to provide new approaches to national security and military operations. New technologies will expand as innovators see the potential for cyberspace beyond support for intelligence and traditional military operations.
The division offers a venue for industry and government executives to address pressing policy, technology, and budgetary matters to ensure that these rapidly evolving capabilities can be incorporated into the military and broader national security enterprises. The Cyber and Emerging Technologies Division will collaborate with the staffs of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT&L), Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, the Defense Department Chief Information Officer (CIO), and their Service counterparts. Together, they will identify focus areas that can benefit from industry expertise and experience. They also will seek out the challenges confronting combatant commands and military Services to offer industry views and assistance on opportunities to leverage these new capabilities as they become available.
The division will provide continuous contributions to U.S. national security through periodic studies from industry experts for the identified defense areas of need. It will periodically sponsor national symposia, seminars, workshops, and executive breakfast meetings.
The CET Division works to:
Foster mutual understanding and effective working relationships between government and industry to insure the design, development, and production of effective and reliable cyber-enabled products and services to meet government requirements at reasonable costs.
Serve as an effective communications vehicle for the exchange of views and information between government and industry on matters of common concern relating to cyber and emerging technologies.
Provide industry advice to government on its policies, practices, needs, and problems within the division’s purview, and conduct special studies and forums as needed.
Serve as the focal point and coordinating element within NDIA for the identification, study, and resolution of technology, operations, management, and business issues associated with government policy and practice in emerging cyber-enabled technology activities.
Provide collective industry viewpoints, recommendations, and advice on matters of national security interest regarding cyber-enabled technologies.
Foster effective working relationships between government and industry to ensure that the most effective and reliable cyber-enabled technologies are available to support national security and military operations objectives.