Federal 100: Rear Adm. Edward H. Deets III

Rear Adm. Edward H. Deets III
Commander
Naval Network Warfare Command
U.S. Navy

In the Defense Department’s mission to modernize systems and take on an ever-evolving cyber threat, Rear Adm. Edward Deets is breaking new ground and leading efforts to achieve decision superiority — the ability to make effective decisions faster than the adversary.

Deets led an aggressive Cyber Asset Reduction and Security initiative that identified 1,200 Navy IT systems that lacked adequate defenses. Besides improving security, he saved $20 million and eliminated more than 900 unnecessary networks.

“Rear Adm. Deets has been focused on improving network support to the warfighters while mitigating security risks to all Global Information Grid users,” said Janice Haith, the Navy’s director of assessments and compliance. “His initiatives have improved the overall operational and security of posture of the Navy, DOD and the federal government.”

Read more about the 2011 Federal 100 award winners.

About the Author

Amber Corrin is a former staff writer for FCW and Defense Systems.

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