Pentagon budget includes industry-based 'pathfinders' to guide cyber certification program

By Rick Weber  
February 21, 2020 at 8:30 AM
The Defense Department's fiscal year 2021 budget request includes nearly $13 million for developing its landmark cybersecurity certification program, with an emphasis on "pathfinders" selected from the defense industrial base to guide requirements and services for countering cyber threats. "Conduct pathfinders to assess the feasibility and efficacy of employing emerging commercial services/tools/platforms that provide insights into cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities that are relevant to the DIB sector and the DOD supply chain," says the Pentagon in its budget justification document...

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