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DOD officials say NIST cybersecurity guide will prompt government-wide procurement reforms

By Rick Weber  
October 19, 2018 at 10:40 AM
GAITHERSBURG, MD -- Defense Department officials responsible for implementing data-protection acquisition rules say cybersecurity guidelines from the National Institute of Standards and Technology -- currently being considered for revision -- will lead to a government-wide approach to securing sensitive information through widespread procurement reforms. "We need to raise the bar to have a common minimum standard" for protecting data and systems across the entire government as well as throughout industries that do business with DOD and all federal agencies, said...

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