The Pentagon said that will add more protection to information that’s on unclassified systems in the industrial base. The expansion follows a year-long pilot run of the assurance program.
“The expansion of voluntary information sharing between the department and the defense industrial base represents an important step forward in our ability to catch up with widespread cyber threats,” said Ashton Carter, deputy secretary of defense.
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