DoD Developing New Cyber Standards as Evaluation Criteria

Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Logistics Ellen Lord says the Department of Defense is collaborating with the National Institute of Standards and Technology to develop new cybersecurity standards that contractors must implement before they could win federal contracts. Lord expects the new metrics to be finalized later this year and put into practice within the next 18 months. DoD would use those standards as a discriminating factor when making contract awards. Lord also expects to work the experts from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory on the project.

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