Government Defense agencies are charged with protecting national security and deterring wars through combat-ready military forces. Securing cyberspace is key to ensuring this most important mission is achieved. The exponential growth of global interconnected systems, combined with an increase in the frequency and sophistication of cyber threats, has proven difficult to secure. Regulatory conditions and federal risk profiles must align across all federal agencies to realize gains in mission and business performance, as well as reduce risk. A commitment to risk management, along with the employment of methods and strategies that defend the U.S. information and communication infrastructure, is an integral component to meeting national security and defense objectives.