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Pentagon, DHS Probe Expanding Sharing of Cyber Threat Intel with Contractors

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September 20, 2011
FedCyber Wire, Responses, Technology
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via ExecutiveGov

The Defense Department plans to expand the sharing of classified cyber threat intelligence between the Pentagon and certain contracting firms to better secure commercial networks used for military purposes, Pentagon officials said.

A test program, which ran from May 9 through Sept. 15, prevented hundreds of attempted breaches at 20 participating industrial defense firms, officials said.

“This fall, following completions of the independent evaluation, the DoD hopes to make the pilot a permanent effort and, working in conjunction with our interagency partners, to then expand the program to other critical defense companies in the [defense industrial base],” said Pentagon spokeswoman April Cunningham.

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