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Bids Open for New Cyber-Insider Threat Program

Bids Open for New Cyber-Insider Threat Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Photo, DoD
Bids Open for New Cyber-Insider Threat Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Photo: DoD

The military is cracking down on would-be leakers who could compromise military and government networks.

This week, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency opened bids for a new Cyber Insider Threat program.

The CINDER program arises from the military being targeted by a number of high-profile security breaches over the past few years.  Rather than targeting only outside hackers, this program aims to prevent insiders from conducting in espionage, such as the recent posting of classified documents on WikiLeaks.

According to FedBizOpps.gov, DARPA is looking for “novel approaches to insider-threat detection that greatly increase the accuracy, rate and speed of detection and that impede the ability of adversaries to operate within government and military interest networks.“

Proposals are currently under consideration and can be submitted to the agency until the Aug. 25, 2011 deadline.

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