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Three Key Takeaways from 2016 AFCEA Defense Cyber Operations Symposium (Video)

With Level 3 Regional Vice President of Government Markets Group, David Young

BROOMFIELD, Colo., April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As one of the leading events for the government's defense sector, the 2016 AFCEA Defense Cyber Operations Symposium (DCOS) showcased a variety of presentations and panels featuring government officials, industry executives and academics. In this video, David Young, regional vice president of the Government Markets Group (GMG) at Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT), recaps some of the key takeaways from the annual show:

  • Software Defined Networking (SDN): Within government, SDN is a nascent technology; however, all indications point to a significant ramp up in 2016 as agencies start realizing the benefits. Many of the sessions at the show were dedicated to SDN and its ability to provide added flexibility, efficiency and control agencies are looking for when serving the warfighter. When it comes to the government procurement of telecom services, it is often a long, drawn-out process dependent on the stipulations put forth by the current contract vehicle. Once those services are purchased, any mid-contract course corrections can be difficult to accomplish; however, with SDN, government agencies can make changes to their network without creating a new service order or having to wait out the typical provisioning process.
  • Security: Cybersecurity is an integral component to government networking. Having a complicated patchwork of firewalls and specialized security devices is insufficient in keeping networks secure because they create points of vulnerability and are cumbersome to manage. Given the ever-evolving technology needs – spurring movements like the Internet of Things and BYOD – government agencies must implement security measures from the network layer, investing in a secure pipe, which can layer on additional security controls, as needed, to defend against infrastructure attacks.
  • The necessity of the cloud: The cloud has emerged as a necessity in driving greater efficiencies for the warfighter. Cloud computing has been shown to reduce provisioning times, as well as cut costs over deploying and maintaining physical servers. In addition, cloud infrastructure blends with SDN and security technologies to create a holistic solution. Given that there is new proposed FedRAMP language that will expedite the authorization process, we will perhaps see more choices when it comes to cloud service providers.

Follow Level 3's perspectives on government networking and technology at http://blog.level3.com/government.

About Level 3 Communications

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is a Fortune 500 company that provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3's comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 500 markets in over 60 countries across a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. Level 3 services are provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc. For more information, visit www.level3.com or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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