Pentagon, industry swap cyber experts

Monday - 1/3/2011, 4:14pm EST

A new year and a new pilot program.

The Pentagon and top industry are launching a program to swap cybersecurity experts.

The idea is to beef up information sharing and cybersecurity defenses by exchanging know-how.

Information Security reports the program would involve temporary assignment of DoD cybersecurity experts to companies and private sector experts to the Pentagon.

DISA, DARPA and the Office of Naval Research are just a few of the DoD agencies that have signed up for the program.

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