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Report: DoD’s Security Org Approves 5K+ Contractor Insider Threat Program Plans

cyber-hack-network-computerThe Defense Security Service has cleared development plans for insider-threat programs from 5,532 contractors that have met requirements in the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual as of Nov. 30, Federal News Radio reported Friday.

Nicole Ogrysko writes cleared companies appointed more than 7,700 officials to lead efforts against potential insider threats.

The NISPOM modification that DSS released in May requires contractors to develop an insider threat program plan as well as appoint a senior official that will endorse and oversee their respective plans, Ogrysko reported.

DSS told Federal News Radio in an email that cleared industry contractors have acknolwedged how insider threat programs can help the National Industrial Security Program and the agency continues to process official appointments and plan certifications.

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