Pentagon acquisition shop establishes 'chief information security office' to take on cyber threats

August 6, 2019 at 4:11 PM
The Pentagon's acquisition organization has established a chief information security office to lead efforts aimed at protecting sensitive data related to the Defense Department’s weapon systems and critical infrastructure. In a July 24 memo , Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Kevin Fahey directs the immediate establishment of the CISO and names Katie Arrington to lead the office as the first chief information security officer. Arrington has already been directing a DOD initiative to create a new cybersecurity certification for...

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