Pentagon developing plan to grade contractors on 'cyber score'

February 13, 2019 at 7:40 PM
The Pentagon is moving forward with plans to score defense companies on cybersecurity, similar to measuring credit scores, as one Defense Department official says DOD's current efforts regarding contractor cybersecurity are not sufficient. Kevin Fahey, assistant secretary of defense for acquisition, said DOD is making efforts to more effectively implement cybersecurity provisions in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement, which requires contractors to protect sensitive defense information in accordance with best practices published by the National Institute for Standards and...

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