DoD Looks to Address Industry’s Risks of Intellectual Property Theft

The Trump administration, Department of Defense and intelligence community have launched efforts to mitigate intellectual property theft with particular focus on preventing China from using data for cyber and information warfare, FCW reported Thursday.

John Rood, the undersecretary of defense for policy, said during a hearing with the Senate Armed Services Committee that the Pentagon’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center is leading the department’s efforts to combat IP theft.

Lt. Gen. Allvin, director for strategy, plans and policy at the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in a testimony that the DoD wants to identify gaps in IP and cybersecurity to help industry understand the importance of protecting crucial information for national security.

"It becomes a relationship between us and the defense industrial base," said Allvin. He noted that industry needs to understand that information can be considered classified when aggregated with other critical pieces of data.

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