Hanscom’s Cyber Campaign Plan

Officials at the Life Cycle Management Center at Hanscom AFB, Mass., are working with industry to incorporate cybersecurity into the engineering process. “This year, Dr. William LaPlante, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, has approved LCMC to execute a 2015 cyber campaign plan,” said center commander Lt. Gen. John Thompson. “We have a rock solid systems engineering process that we’ve used in the materiel enterprise for decades, but we need to make sure that we incorporate cybersecurity [and] system security engineering into that standard process.” Under the new campaign center officials hope to improve the operational cyber mission thread analysis, which looks at various missions to determine vulnerabilities and risks and then recommends? mitigation actions, according to a base release. The campaign also focuses on workplace development. “I’ve got 26,000 employees working on 3,000 programs every day, and I need to make sure they are cyber savvy,” said Thompson.