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Enhancing Defense Network Operations Centers Through the Use of Private Sector Monitoring Tools, Applications, Processes, and Procedures

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[Technical Report, Master's Thesis]

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The effectiveness of a defense enterprise network can be directly related to that networks consistent availability and resiliency against incidents resulting in the degradation of systems and services. The 2012 Department of Defenses DOD Information Enterprise Architecture version 2.0 reinforced this concept by identifying that enterprise-wide access to network services and network optimization were two of the most vital aspects of an effective enterprise network. Additionally, the 2017 National Security Strategy NSS identified the requirement to improve the resiliency of federal enterprise networks. The NSS recognized that the DOD must utilize the private sectors latest applications and techniques to improve the DODs ability to provide uninterrupted secure network services. Lichtenthalers 2018 qualitative study in Journal of Strategy and Management concluded that many of the worlds most innovative companies resided in the United States. The DOD may stand to benefit by collaborating with U.S. private industry to identify network incident response tools, services, and operating procedures to accomplish the effective management, monitoring, and security of defense enterprise networks. The intellectual capacity of private industry must be leveraged through public and private cooperation to enhance the DODs ability to successfully respond to the multitude of adverse events that negatively impact defense enterprise networks.

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  • Administration and Management
  • Computer Systems

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[A, Approved For Public Release]