New audit finds DOD largely fails to include cybersecurity requirements in weapons contracts

By Justin Doubleday / March 4, 2021 at 3:36 PM
The Defense Department's weapons contracts include exhaustive requirements ensuring systems can withstand vibration, resist dust and sand and don't have sharp edges that could cut personnel, but most still fail to include detailed cybersecurity specifications, according to a Government Accountability Office report released today . "Although it has taken promising steps, DOD still has challenges to overcome in order to improve weapon systems cybersecurity," the report finds. "In particular, DOD is still learning how to contract for cybersecurity in weapon...

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