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Pentagon already scoring some contractors on cybersecurity via new assessment center

February 7, 2020 |
Justin Doubleday

While the Pentagon's contractor cybersecurity certification requirement is still months away from showing up in contracts, a new Defense Department cyber assessment center has emerged over the past year and is already scoring some companies on their network security practices.

The Defense Contract Management Agency is running the evaluations through the newly established Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Assessment Center. It was organized last year after senior DOD acquisition officials began pushing DCMA to strengthen its oversight of contractor cybersecurity requirements,...

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