The Department Of Defense Education Activity

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The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is the branch that provides education for the children of service members and civilians civil servants in support of the military mission. DoDEA currently serves over 78,000 students ranging from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. The schools are located in the United States, Europe, Western Asia, Bahrain, Cuba, Guam and Puerto Rico. DoDEA also runs a Virtual High School for their students who desire to take online courses. (DoDEA Press Release, 2014) In addition to students, DoDEA Information Technology (IT) division also supports the approximately 15,000 employees and their mission is to “educate, engage, and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world.” (Community Strategic Plan, 2013).
The primary performance measures are related to student achievement based on standardized tests. Still, as with any organization today, cyberspace support plays an important part in reaching the strategic goals which include organization excellence and outreach. The IT division supports the DoDEA goals by “delivering reliable, secure, high-performing and cost-effective networks and services to our students, teachers and staff.” (CSP, 2013) The IT division is comprised of five branches: CIO-Enterprise Architecture, System Development, HQ Operations & Customer Support, Information Resources, and Information Assurance.

Cyberspace Oversight Process
The CIO Enterprise Architecture Branch overseas the cyberspace policy for
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