Inside The DOD's Cybersecurity Info-Sharing Program

Law360, New York (June 14, 2012, 4:29 PM EDT) -- On May 11, 2012, the U.S. Department of Defense published a final interim rule[1] to expand the defense industrial base (DIB) Cybersecurity/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 40 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...
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