Navy creates a ‘safe space’ for cyber innovation

With security threats to virtually every aspect of government operations, cyber warriors and technology developers need safe spaces to practice and develop tools without compromising existing networks.  That’s where the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Rapid Innovation Center comes in.  RIC was designed to be a sandbox where devices, programs and innovative ideas can be tested at a safe remove from the rest of the warfare center, RIC innovation lead Steve O’Grady told GCN.

By emptying an old storage facility that housed spare parts for submarines in Newport, R.I., the Naval Undersea Warfare Center freed up 3,200 square feet of space for the RIC. Navy officials visited Google and other companies using sandboxes to get a feel for how to shape the new innovation center.

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