DOD expects cyber protections for 'critical programs' to be published in 60 days

By Justin Doubleday / April 4, 2019 at 5:17 PM
The Defense Department is anticipating enhanced cybersecurity requirements for contractors working on critical technologies will be published by the National Institute for Standards and Technology in approximately 60 days, according to a DOD official. Donald Heckman, DOD's principal deputy chief information officer for cybersecurity, said the update to NIST Special Publication 800-171 is close to being finalized. Though it has not yet been published on NIST's website, Heckman confirmed it has completed an interagency review process. NIST had originally aimed...

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