AUG 2020 – Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC)

Commercial Solutions for Classified
Design Sprint

10 to 14 August 2020

Summary:

Forty-seven government and industry experts came together for a virtual tech discovery event exploring the feasibility of Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC). Participants looked at solutions for environments that would greatly benefit from access to classified information in unclassified settings such as:

  • Areas that do not have access to classified data
  • Lack of access due to facility closures and hours
  • Missions that would be more effective if they had access to classified systems

Proposed Solutions:

They discussed overcoming the challenges caused by technical, user, and insider threat difficulties to allow collaboration with foreign partners and improve continuity of operations. Some of the objectives of the event included:

  • Allowing access while on the move or working from a different location
  • Secure use of personal devices, regardless of location
  • Easy information exchange setup
  • Small device footprint

AF CyberWorx brought the group together to inform and educate government personnel on the efficacy of CSfC and identify some roadblocks to progressing. The goal was to enable follow-on discussions and events to further support the implementation of CSfC within the Air Force and joint communities.

Problem Statement:

How might we identify feasible commercial solutions that adequately supports classified information exchange?