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May 18, 2022

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Pentagon cyber chief aims to achieve full zero trust implementation across Defense Dept. by 2027

By Sara Friedman / April 22, 2022

The Defense Department is moving aggressively to implement zero trust architectures across the services and agencies by the end of 2027, according to Pentagon cyber chief David McKeown, who says the move has been accelerated by President Biden’s cyber executive order.

The Pentagon started transitioning to zero trust prior to release of the EO through the development of the DOD Zero Trust Reference Architecture. The Office of the DOD CIO stood up a zero trust portfolio management office...


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