Bridge to Tomorrow
“Problems are so multidimensional now. We have to engage in a broader sphere so groups can collaborate to get new insights,” says Josh. Here are two of the areas where we build partnerships.
Connecting Silicon Valley to the IC
“We’ve invested in building labs and providing prototypes to grow our intellectual capital, expand the skills of our staff, and create collaborative environments for innovative engagements with clients, industry, and academia—for example, our 5G lab,” says Becky. In addition, our tech scouting services forecast trends and open up collaboration with startups and other nontraditional partners.
Connecting Intel and Industry
“Adversarial countries are pouring resources into their tech buildup. We’re not going to outspend them, so we need to be really good at identifying the best capabilities in industry and enhance them or incorporate them in novel ways for the intelligence mission,” says Josh. Banking is an example of an industry that shares the need for true attribute-based access control for disparate data merged into one ecosystem.
The flow of information goes two ways, Becky points out. “Security is more than a government function; it’s also about protecting national resources and assets. And industry is part of that. Adversaries are focused on these soft targets. Every aspect of society needs to be protected.”