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Defense bill includes rejection of low-cost considerations praised as cybersecurity win by industry

August 06, 2018 |
Mariam Baksh
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Buried in a massive defense authorization bill awaiting President Trump's signature is a provision that discourages the use of cost as the primary concern when procuring certain services across all federal agencies, which industry groups are celebrating as big win for cybersecurity.

“If you're buying cybersecurity at the lowest possible price, you're probably not going to get the level of security and assurance and protection you seek,” said Trey Hodgkins, senior vice president for public sector at the Information Technology...


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