2014 Fed 100

Federal 100: James Hird

Name: James Hird
Title: Chief of Cyber Modeling and Simulation, 90th Information Operations Squadron
Agency: Department of the Air Force

Cyberspace simulator. Thanks to Hird, the 90th Information Operations Squadron ran two cybersecurity training events in which participants worked as either adversaries or defenders of a simulated network. Hird focused on creating the Distributed Mission Operations Center-Cyber, which was used in conjunction with the Air Force's cyber warfare simulation center to provide a secure environment for developing and fielding both offensive and defensive cyberspace-contested environments. Simulations of this degree were a first for the Air Force.

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