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Kevin Fahey: DoD Eyes Cybersecurity Certification Method for Vendors

Kevin Fahey: DoD Eyes Cybersecurity Certification Method for Vendors - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Kevin Fahey
Kevin Fahey: DoD Eyes Cybersecurity Certification Method for Vendors - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Kevin Fahey

Kevin Fahey, assistant defense secretary for acquisition, has said the Department of Defense considers implementing a cybersecurity certification process for contractors within the next year, Nextgov reported Thursday.

The process aims to ensure that vendors comply with the National Institute of Standards and Technology's cybersecurity framework and related standards.

“That will be the first step, which is a huge step,“ he said of the NIST standard compliance at the Charleston Defense Contractors Association Summit in South Carolina.

“Then, how do we change the NIST to maybe be even more encompassing to make sure we're doing things?,“ he added.

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Written by Jane Edwards

is a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, where she writes for ExecutiveBiz about IT modernization, cybersecurity, space procurement and industry leaders’ perspectives on government technology trends.

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