defense industrial base

  • Identity management, standup of Cyber Command, and information sharing with the industrial base have been cited as key cyber accomplishments in the Department of Defense. But much work remains, experts say.

    October 25, 2012
  • Letter, sent to 15 large vendors, asks for estimated impacts of sequestration on defense contractors.

    July 06, 2012
  • The Defense Department is expanding its cybersecurity information assurance program to all companies in the defense industrial base. The Pentagon said that will add more protection to information that's on unclassified systems in the industrial base. The expansion follows a year-long pilot run of the assurance program.

    May 11, 2012
  • A pilot program DoD established to share cyber threat information between the NSA and Defense companies will be made permanent and expanded to include approximately 200 companies in the coming months.

    April 25, 2012
  • Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) introduced legislation to make sharing of classified cyber threat information easier between the government and the private sector. The bill builds on DoD's Defense Industrial Base pilot to share data about vulnerabilities. DoD plans to expand the DIB pilot to more than 200 companies in the coming year.

    April 11, 2012
  • The Pentagon said it needs a much clearer picture of the subcontractors beneath the top tier of prime vendors it works with every day. DoD is trying to create a comprehensive map of the entire defense industry so it can keep critical suppliers healthy during an expected period of industry consolidation.

    November 02, 2011
  • The Defense Department will focus its energies on trying to make its IT systems so hard to penetrate that adversaries won\'t bother trying. The Pentagon barely mentions offensive capabilities in its new cyber strategy.

    July 15, 2011