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Army Preparing to Take Zero Trust to Tactical Edge

August 29, 2023

Jason Miller

Federal News Network

By Jason Miller, Federal News Netowrk / August 29, 2023

The Army is bringing the concepts that make up zero trust to the tactical edge, and it will not be easy.

The tactical environment includes operational technology, weapons systems and typical IT systems, and all of them work in a disrupted, disconnected, intermittent and low-bandwidth environment.

Col. Michael Smith, the director of the Army’s functional management office for zero trust and director of the unified network task force, said the first step to bringing advanced cyber capabilities to the tactical edge is performing a gap analysis.

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