Navy moves to penalize contractors for poor cybersecurity

September 19, 2019 at 5:00 AM
A new acquisition rule published this month details how the Navy could levy financial penalties against contractors for not meeting cybersecurity standards, as the service aims to better protect sensitive data in the face of what it considers a "cyber siege" by China and other competitor nations. The new policy is laid out in a Sept. 6 update to the Navy Marine Corps Acquisition Regulation Supplement . It defines cybersecurity rules as "material requirements" in contracts and directs contracting officers...

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