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DOD moves to speed cyber acquisition

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August 12, 2011
FedCyber Wire, Spending
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via Federal Computer Week

The Defense Department has launched an effort to change the way it acquires cyberspace capabilities that will, if successful, greatly accelerate and streamline the way the government designs, develops and acquires network-based applications and services, a top DOD official said Aug. 9.

DOD’s rapid cyber acquisition process represents a major change in government acquisitions, said Ron Jost, deputy assistant secretary of Defense for command, control, communications, space and spectrum, in a keynote speech at AFCEA International’s Warfighter Support IT Day in Vienna, Va.

Jost said the new process is expected to begin next year, with a deployment to follow soon after. If the new approach is successful, DOD will expand it into other acquisition processes, he said.

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