Defense industry survey finds lack of compliance with current Pentagon cyber standard

By Sara Friedman / December 7, 2022 at 11:19 AM
Defense contractors are having trouble complying with current cyber standards put in place in 2017, according to a recent industry survey, which puts a spotlight on the defense industrial base preparedness for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program. The Defense Department made changes in 2017 to its acquisition rules requiring contractors to self-certify compliance with the 110 controls in NIST Special Publication 800-171, and followed up with an acquisition requirement in 2020 to submit a compliance score into the Pentagon’s...

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