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Pentagon developing plan to grade contractors on 'cyber score'

By Justin Doubleday / February 15, 2019

The Defense Department is moving forward with plans to score defense companies on cybersecurity, as one Pentagon official says efforts regarding contractor cybersecurity are insufficient.

Kevin Fahey, assistant secretary of defense for acquisition, said DOD is making efforts to more effectively implement cybersecurity provisions in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement, which requires contractors to protect sensitive defense information in accordance with best practices published by the National Institute for Standards and Technology.

For instance, DOD recently provided guidance...


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