Defense Department unveils plans for contractor cybersecurity standards
from Fed Scoop
A Department of Defense official recently unveiled plans for contractor cybersecurity standards, which are scheduled to be implemented by January 2020. Katie Arrington, special assistant to the assistant secretary of defense acquisition for cyber, made the announcement along with a plea for the private sector to work with the government to secure its supply chain at a Professional Services Council conference. The new standards will fold in currently in place National Institute of Standards and Technology guidance along with new input from the private sector and academia into a five-level system.
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