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Lissa Warner
Senior Security Specialist
CACI International
In her first two years as a senior security specialist at CACI Inter- national, Lissa Warner has played an influential role in vetting and reviewing candidates for the U.S. Cyber Command’s Special Security Office.
She manages communications with candidates from the govern- ment’s civil service, the military and industry who want to work at the command. Her keen attention to detail has been crucial, especially because the agency uses a com- bination of electronic and conven- tional application systems. She vets each candidate by sifting through national security repositories to verify the results of their security clearances and polygraph tests, and her diligence has earned her acco- lades from senior directors at U.S. Cyber Command.
Warner’s speed and attentiveness have been directly responsible
for the swift onboarding of key personnel at a time when the government desperately needs talented cybersecurity professionals. She has also accelerated capability development, bug fixes and
system administration at U.S. Cyber Command. Her contributions greatly increased the command’s ability to measure the readiness of its cyberspace operations against foreign actors, and she has become well-known for her administrative expertise and skill at expediting essential security operations.
his attention to blockchain as a service. “The concept of ‘X as a service’ real- ly gets operationalized in an agency like FDA because the need is not lim- ited to one specific business office or center,” he said. “The benefits of using these capabilities and solutions...just
go off the spectrum.”
National EmergencyTele- Critical Care Network Department of Health and Human Services and Defense Department
A nurse in Guam struggling to stabi- lize a COVID-19 patient got help within minutes from a physician at the Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas and a nurse at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. Using telehealth technology, the remote experts identified the prob- lem and walked the nurse through a pro- cedure that likely saved the patient’s life.
The National Emergency Tele-Critical Care Network made that collaboration possible. NETCCN is a cloud-based, low- resource, stand-alone health information management system that uses cellular communication networks. Created by the Department of Health and Human
The network helps medical staff search for remote experts by specialty.
Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) in partnership with the Army’s Telemedi- cine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), the network enables users to set up virtual critical care wards and helps medical staff search for remote experts by specialty.
“One of the biggest challenges to the health care system, at least dur- ing COVID, was a lack of experienced or skilled health care providers in the critical care area,” said Joseph Lamana,
director of ASPR’s Readiness Division. “One of the upsides of this particular capability — besides the fact that it’s really, really easy to use and it’s not your typical telemedicine system — [is that] we could come into a rural hospital and provide this capability.”
After downloading the app to their handheld devices, clinicians and phy- sicians can communicate with one another via audio, video or text and securely share photos and documents.
NETCCN was funded through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act and builds on a similar platform TATRC created for military doctors and nurses. NETCCN expands that reach to civilian medical providers and also expands the data that can be collected with the goal of improving decision-making for individual patients and the broader population.
The network was launched in Octo- ber 2020 and quickly deployed to coro- navirus hot spots worldwide. Local hospitals and health care systems can also license the application to deliver services within their own organizations with their own clinical staff.
Lamana said officials plan to transi- tion NETCCN from the Army to HHS in the next six months so that the sys- tem can be ready for use before the 2022 hurricane season. Additionally, NETCCN will be integrated into the National Disaster Medical System, which activates when state, local, tribal or territorial agencies request support from the federal government.
“It will be another tool in the toolbox” of disaster management, Lamana said.
Re-Engineering the U.S. Construction Indicator Using Satellite Image Analyses
Census Bureau
For the past 50 years, the Census Bureau’s Economic Indicators Division has relied on manual data collection and now-legacy processes to analyze
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