What started with two PowerPoint slides, ultimately developed into the concept of operations approved by DOD leadership to integrate DCO and DODIN Operations as part of USCYBERCOM’s full spectrum cyberspace operations. In the planning process, BG (Ret) Donahue identified significant issues with the existing operational command structure, which lead to the establishment of the Joint Force Headquarters – DODIN (JFHQ-DODIN); a revised command and control (C2) framework; and new authorities to compel unity of action to “Secure, Operate, and Defend the DODIN.”
Soon after JFHQ-DODIN was established within a revised C2 framework and with new directive authority, it was challenged by the scope, scale, and complexity of its mission.
By Light, founded in 2002 as a small business, provides a variety of information technology and cybersecurity services to the US Government and commercial customers. They have evolved into a large company with over 700 employees and several hundred million dollars in revenue. “We provide IT and cybersecurity services across the board, supporting the VA, combatant commands, military Services, and other organizations in both the Federal and commercial sectors,” explains BG (Ret.) Donahue, Chief Operating Officer of By Light Professional IT Services.
By Light does provide material solutions, such as the Tactical RoIP Inter-Communications System (TRICS) developed to support special operations organizations at Fort Bragg; however, it is their full range of IT and cybersecurity services that demonstrates their depth and far ranging technical expertise. They provide turnkey IT solutions, implement secure architectures, integrate software and applications and provide a variety of cybersecurity services. For example, By Light now applies its 15 years of technical and operational experience to provide Red Team, penetration testing, inspections, and HITRUST certified assessment services. According to BG (Ret.) Donahue, “the real value that By Light offers is our unique expertise planning and conducting operations in cyberspace.”