San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) October 16, 2013
Denim Group, the leading secure software development company, today announced that principal John Dickson was reappointed by the US Air Force Space Command to its Commander’s Group, a select group of respected civilian leaders that serve as community advocates for the Air Force and Air Force Space Command issues while providing outside counsel to Air Force leaders.
The Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) is a division of the Air Force created to provide the military with the focused space and cyberspace capabilities needed to ensure the ability to fly, fight, and win in air, space and cyberspace. Comprised of more than 42,000 professionals assigned to 134 locations worldwide, the AFSPC prepares a highly skilled and innovative cadre of cyberspace professionals focused on gaining the information superiority critical to ensure that resilient, integrated systems preserve operational advantages.
“In the commercial industry, exceptional, secure capabilities already exist and the breadth and depth of our work demands a broad approach to create new cyber-related capabilities and operational concepts which will materially improve the ability to employ forces across the range of military options,” said General William Shelton, Commander, Air Force Space Command. “The precision engagement and battlefield success in all Air Force core functions requires larger amounts of higher quality information in shorter periods of time, and with a cultural mindset of innovation based on partnerships, the Commander’s Group John Dickson has been appointed to helps us develop an Air Force vision that is based in realism in the cyber domain—a domain that is incredibly dynamic, evolving at speeds and in ways that we couldn't imagine just a few short years ago.”
As a civilian security professional on the forefront of cyber security in the commercial sector, Dickson is able to communicate best practices and developments that are occurring at a rapid pace in the commercial sector. Commercial trends like mobile and cloud computing have direct bearing on the ability of Space Command and the Air Force to provide mission assurance to its forces on the battlefield.
In addition to Dickson’s industry perspective, he also provides feedback on community opinions and issues to Air Force leaders and helps to formulate ideas to improve relationships between Air Force Space Command units and supporting communities as well. As a civilian interface between the command and the civilian community, he also explains and interprets Air Force programs, positions and problems to other key, local communicators through day-to-day personal contact and to the general public. At his own expense, he participates in special events with the military on a regular basis.
Dickson also was recently honored by the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) as a Distinguished Fellow for his exceptional service to the security community as well as the significant contributions he has made to the local, state and national security posture.