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Pentagon Says Contractors Must Report Hacks of Technical Info; Frank Kendall Comments

frank kendallThe Defense Department released final rules Monday that require U.S. contractors to integrate data security protocols into their unclassified networks, Federal Times reported Wednesday.

Sean Reilly writes defense companies must also report cyber theft of controlled and unclassified technical information to the Pentagon under the new policy.

“This is an essential step to ensure that this valuable information is protected,” said Frank Kendall, DoD’s acquisition and technology chief.

Alan Chvotkin of the Professional Services Council, a trade group representing service contractors, told the publication that Pentagon’s rules give industry flexibility to adopt data protection standards that suit them best, Reilly writes.

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