Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra provided the first public glimpse into a classified cybersecurity oversight program, designed to make sure federal agencies are making the proper headway in shoring up the protection of cyber networks.
Speaking at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association in Bethesda, Md., last week, Kundra provided a few details about the “Cyberstat” program, modeled on a similar program for IT projects, known as Techstat, itself, a pet project of the nation’s first chief information officer.
Of course, with the nation’s cybersecurity at stake, he couldn’t say too much.
“The cyberstats are obviously classified because we’re dealing with very, very sensitive information,” he said, according to Federal News Radio.
The first Cyberstat session was held with the Education Department, he said, and it led to “great outcomes.”
“The cyberstats are actually leading to very, very concrete actions and outcomes,” he added.