Corporate member representatives of NDIA, who have particular interests and expertise in cybersecurity and cyber defense compose the Cybersecurity Division.
The division’s primary objective is to contribute to U.S. national security by promoting communication and interaction between the industry, government and military on cybersecurity and cyber defense policy, legislation, requirements and technology.
The Cybersecurity Division's charter is to facilitate industry, government, and academia interaction in policy, legislative, legal and technical areas directly related to protecting cyber assets and maintaining access to the cyber domain. Such interaction is intended to promote the development of a secure, resilient and reliable cyber domain for the United States and its allies, and to provide for an exchange of information and views between industry, academia, government and military representatives. The effective cooperation between these groups is essential to establish and maintain U.S. superiority in the cyber domain.
The division’s specific objectives include:
- Advocating for national policies that leverage private-sector and defense industry cyber capabilities
- Building public-private partnerships, which enhance information exchange and mutual understanding
- Supporting education initiatives to increase industry and government awareness of cyber threats and technology
- Coordinating members’ response to proposed legislation affecting the defense industrial base
- Performing systems engineering and related technical work to help advance the state of the art in secure systems
Board of Advisors
The Division has a Board of Advisors help the Division engage with both industry and government and who support the development of strategy, priorities and activities. Current members of the Board of Advisors are:
- Major General Jim Keffer, USAF (Ret.)
- Rear Admiral Will Metts, USN (Ret.)
- Brigadier General Guy Walsh, USAF (Ret.)