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DOD inspector general to audit software vulnerability mitigation measures

By Rick Weber / December 16, 2019

The Defense Department's inspector general is auditing program offices and military services on steps taken to reduce the risks from software vulnerabilities, a move that could lead to policy changes with implications for contractors and the broader tech industry.

“The objective of this audit is to determine whether DOD program management offices implemented software assurance countermeasures to mitigate or remediate the vulnerabilities found in DOD weapon system programs,” says a DOD IG memo sent Dec. 9 to the under...

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