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DHS, Pentagon Expanding Cyber Info Sharing Program; Ashton Carter Comments

The departments of Defense and Homeland Security are expanding a voluntary program for sharing cybersecurity information with the defense industrial base, the Pentagon announced Friday.

In April, Defense Department Chief Information Officer Teri Takai told a conference that the Pentagon was seeking White House approval to expand the number of participating organizations from 37 to 200.

Now, all industrial base companies are eligible to participate in the DIB Cyber Security/Information Assurance Program.

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said increased dependence on Internet solutions has exposed sensitive, unclassified information stored on corporate systems to malicious probes, theft, and attacks.

The DIB Enhanced Cybersecurity Services program will be added into the new expanded program, the Pentagon said.

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