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DOD voluntary cyber security program requirements may limit participation opportunities for some government contractors

13 June 2012

Government Contracts Alert

On 11 May 2012 the Department of Defense (DOD) published a final interim rule1 to expand the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Cyber Security/Information Assurance (CS/IA) pilot program. The program addresses the increased targeting by hackers of DOD systems and defense contractors. The voluntary, four-year-old program originally included approximately forty contractors and the rule hopes to expand the program to all qualified defense contractors. However, the burdensome participation requirements may limit the scope of involvement by certain government contractors and may in fact deter some contractors from participating altogether, especially contractors operating under Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI).

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