DoD Supply Chain Cyber Security – Trust, and Now Verify
May 07, 2020
DoD officials frequently cite the enormous cost of cyber breaches on the US economy and the national security implications of IP theft from the US defense industrial base (DIB). Cyber hacks have resulted in the loss of DoD data related to high-grade weapon systems and platforms, reportedly including the F-35. These losses are unacceptable at any time, but the current US Administration has decided that it’s time to verify the trust it places in DIB contractors – cyber security must now underpin all DoD procurements.