As technology evolves, so does the technology espionage race.
According to the June 21 Department of Defense Joint Testimony on “Military Technology Transfer: Threats, Impacts, and Solutions for the Department of Defense” before the House Armed Services Committee, “The Department of Defense is facing an unprecedented threat to its technological and industrial base.”
Being cyber-secure is of such importance that the DoD has proposed the Deliver Uncompromised initiative. No longer will cost, schedule and performance be the only drivers for defense contract awards; security is now being proposed as the fourth pillar in acquisition decisions.
Recent headlines affirm the same thing.
Are you “hardened,” or are you vulnerable? What about your sub-tier suppliers?
Earlier last month the Washington Post broke a story about China’s theft of hundreds of gigabytes of sensitive project data from a U.S. defense contractor … that was housed on the contractor’s unclassified network!
So how can contractors and their suppliers protect themselves AND remain competitive?
Learn more on July 25 & 26 as the Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub offers a FREE 1 1/2-day workshop on new DFARS cybersecurity compliance requirements implemented as of Dec. 31, 2017. The workshop is funded by the Illinois Defense Industry Adjustment Program, of which the Hub is a part. Remember, compliance with DFARS Subparts 204.73, 239.76 isn't only for direct Department of Defense contractors; it also applies to their sub-tier suppliers!
Details and registration: http://member.quadcitieschamber.com/events/details/dfars-cybersecurity-compliance-workshop-13329