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Pentagon signs MOU with accreditation body kicking off cyber certification process

March 24, 2020 |
Rick Weber

Defense Department acquisition chief Ellen Lord has signed a legally binding Memorandum of Understanding with an industry-based accreditation body that will certify the auditors who will validate the cybersecurity practices of contractors, sources say, a move that marks a significant milestone for implementing the landmark program which will eventually affect all 300,000 defense contractors.

The details of the long-awaited MOU are not yet available and DOD is working on issuing a public announcement. DOD officials did not immediately respond to...


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