Cyber threats against the United States government and critical infrastructure continue to threaten American interests and stretch the capabilities of our cyber responders. Only through joint collaboration and information sharing can there be a functioning and coordinated effort to combat cyber threats from advanced persistent adversaries.
The Joint Collaborative Environment (JCE), a top priority of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission (CSC) and a key strategic objective of the National Cybersecurity Strategy, requires these capabilities.
To that end, we believe the FY2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) must include provisions for secure collaboration, information sharing, and common operating pictures in order to deliver on the JCE and this urgent mission requirement.
The JCE as a roadmap to build trust across sectors
The JCE is critical for bringing together interagency partners for information, threat, and response sharing in a common, cloud-based environment. The JCE offers diverse stakeholders, including the federal government, state and local governments, private industry partners, academia, and law enforcement, the opportunity to collaborate seamlessly and securely.
CSC Co-Chair, Senator Angus King has repeatedly emphasized the importance of the JCE as a means of creating “a new kind of close, real-time, trusting relationship between the private sector and the federal government.” Together with fellow CSC Co-Chair, Congressman Mike Gallagher, they have advocated for streamlined collaboration between the private and public sectors to expedite the process of identifying and stopping cyberattacks.
A vision of “common situational awareness” across sectors
Agile, real-time communication and collaboration are mission-critical when it comes to preventing, detecting, and responding to cyberattacks and threats to U.S. critical infrastructure as efficiently and effectively as possible.
According to former Congressman Jim Langevin and CSC commissioner, “what we really need to see is a kind of common situational awareness for both government and private sectors to analyze and understand the threats that we're facing. Common operating tools so that the government — specifically the intelligence community — and private sector critical infrastructure can analyze threat data in real time and not just pass emails back and forth about critical threats.”
As the only workspace solution approved and authorized by both FedRAMP and the Department of Defense, Bluescape has demonstrated its unique capability to deliver on secure collaboration, knowledge sharing, and complex problem-solving.
As the only workspace solution approved and authorized by both FedRAMP and the Department of Defense, Bluescape has demonstrated its unique capability to deliver on secure collaboration, knowledge sharing, and complex problem-solving across military and agency groups throughout the federal government and across private sector partners. Learn more about how Bluescape is used to create secure virtual operations centers to unite mission partners.