Carol Lee works at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Virginia. She is the Navy counterpart lead for the Joint Federated Assurance Center Software Assurance Technical Working Group. Mrs. Lee has an M.S. in Computer Science from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and over 15 years of experience in leading software development teams and developing software products for the Navy and DoD. She has developed code for mathematical algorithms for the Statistical Modeling and Estimation of Reliability Functions for Systems (SMERFS3) project; worked on web collaboration software; and lead teams in the development of tactical decision aids, a satellite operation center, mobile handset command and control and cyber situational awareness applications. Additionally, she created the vision for the training in this article and has built a Software Assurance and penetration testing team.
The frequency and complexity of attacks upon the software assets of the United States Military is increasing at a rate which requires a massive organized response from the defense community. This threat is unlike anything encountered before and the response must be swift and focused. Currently the Navy and the Department of Defense are working multiple fronts in order to keep pace with the actual threats.