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Pentagon seeks automatic access to ‘operationally critical’ contractor networks following cyber incidents

By Justin Doubleday / May 14, 2020

The Pentagon is proposing changes to the law that would require "operationally critical" contractors to let Defense Department investigators access their unclassified information systems in the wake of a cyber incident.

The legislative proposal, included in a package sent to lawmakers April 7 would allow DOD and the Coast Guard to "react immediately to reports of intrusions that may affect critical data of the armed forces," according to DOD's analysis of the proposal.

The analysis describes how "a number...

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