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Immediate Release

Department of Defense Releases New Cyber Resilient Weapon Systems Body of Knowledge

The Department of Defense announced today the release of the Cyber Resilient Weapon Systems Body of Knowledge (CRWS-BoK) Portal Version 1.3. The Resilient Systems (RS) Directorate, under the leadership of Director Melinda Reed, launched the Portal and continues to guide Portal updates.

The CRWS-BoK Portal provides publically available information to assist the workforce in the engineering of cyber resilient weapon systems. The updates in Version 1.3 include:

  • A redesigned registration page to make user registration clearer
  • New “Search” tour guide to make searching for documents and resources on the Portal simpler
  • New “Forgot Password” page for users to reset their own password
  • Courtesy confirmation email now sent to users upon successful update of their profile
  • Share button added to individual documents and resources to make it easier to share with other users
  • Graphics improvements throughout the Portal to streamline the Portal’s look and sharpness

For additional information and to register for a free account, please visit the CRWS-BoK Portal. The site is optimized for Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari browsers.  For more information on the Portal and its features, an RS-developed presentation is accessible via the DoD Cyber Security and Information Systems Analysis Center (CSIAC). A webinar recording of this presentation is also publicly available on the CSIAC YouTube channel.

The RS Directorate, which is part of the Strategic Technology Protection and Exploitation (STP&E) office in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, also partners with science and technology (S&T) professionals to foster assured resilient missions, systems, and components. It leverages best practices and fosters innovation that enables the Nation’s S&T workforce to engineer cyber resilient weapon systems that can successfully operate in the face of persistent cyber threats. STP&E has worked closely with users to solicit feedback and implement improvements through the release of several version iterations since the initial launch in May 2021.

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