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Congress Must Do More To Speed Up DOD Cyber Acquisitions

Law360, New York (September 15, 2017, 1:12 PM EDT) -- Millions of times each day, adversaries scan the U.S. Department of Defense’s networks seeking vulnerabilities. Because cyberthreats evolve so quickly and the DOD isn’t keeping pace, a catastrophic failure looms. Among the problems with the way this fight is being prosecuted are stifling acquisition procedures that make the DOD too slow for cyber.[1]

Recognizing that the DOD’s cyber acquisition has fallen behind the threats in this rapidly changing domain, Congress has relieved some of the regulatory burden in the past two years. The 2016 National Defense...
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