DISA Outlines Plans to Wall Off the Public Internet
The DoD has been seeking white papers from vendors with plans for cloud-based systems that would effectively permit continued use of necessary internet connectivity but cut off public web access in a way that closes doors on most access points for hackers. Through the proposed system, all browsing would be sent through remote servers housed in federal data centers. Such a network, “which has been used in the commercial sector to isolate internet traffic, will mitigate the threats and free up the bandwidth capacity…however, it has never been implemented at scale in any [DoD] entity or component,” officials stated. Once implemented, DoD wants the system to accommodate over 3 million users at any time and provide activity monitoring, custom controls, and accommodation of all agency browsers and tools.