How DoD contractors can comply with NIST rules

Wednesday - 7/6/2011, 5:08pm EDT

Mark Amtower, host, Amtower Off Center

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The Defense Department has some new cyber rules for contractors to follow.

DoD wants contractors who have unclassified but nonpublic information to follow cybersecurity guidelines developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology on any system that holds or carries DoD information.

Mark Amtower, host of Amtower Off Center on Federal News Radio and a government contracting consultant, offers his analysis of how the proposed rule change will affect DoD contractors.