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Resilient Cyber - Episode 12 - Jason Weiss - DoD Software Modernization
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Resilient Cyber - Episode 12 - Jason Weiss - DoD Software Modernization

  • Can you tell us a bit about your role as the Director of SW Modernization for the DoD? What does that entail?

  • On the SW Modernization front, at a high-level, what are some of the primary SW modernziation objectives of the DoD?

  • How does SW modernization tie into National Defense and why is it so critical to get right?

  • There's an increased push to adopt DevSecOps, what are your thoughts on that and why there's such an interest among the DoD/Federal community?

Jason Weiss Bio: 

Jason Weiss has an exceptional background in software engineering, cryptology, and computer security dating back to his service in the US Navy as a cryptologist during the first Gulf War. He is the author of Java Cryptography Extensions, published by Morgan-Kaufman, and co-author or contributor to several other books on distributed computing. He is the sole inventor of the patented Volume Mount Authentication endpoint security algorithm that was eventually integrated into Seagate’s DriveTrust technology, and co-inventor of the Cloud Connected Transponder. In 2000, the NSA recognized Jason as a talented security designer of critical infrastructure protection. He has lectured internationally, including presentations at SD West, Sybase TechWave, Rocky Mountain Java Symposium, AnDevCon, AWS Summit, and various keynotes on NFC and RFID at events like the WIMA European NFC Developers Summit in Monaco. As Director of Software Modernization in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, DoD CIO, he executes critical activities to both maintain and modernization the DoD Information Enterprise, including the department’s push to adopt DevSecOps. Jason holds a BS in computer science and an MA in Intelligence (Information Warfare).


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