On DoD: New rule requires contractors to protect unclassified data

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 1:29pm EST

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Effective immediately, the Defense Department is requiring its contractors to take some specific measures to protect not just classified information, but also some unclassified data. Under the rule, which took effect Nov. 18, contractors are also required to notify DoD when they detect that cyber criminals or other unauthorized intruders have stolen data from their systems. It's an issue DoD has been working on for more than two years, when it first published a proposed rule on the protection of unclassified data.

On this week's On DoD, we explore the issue with two guests: Kristen Baldwin, the principal deputy in the office of the deputy assistant secretary of defense for systems engineering, and Alan Chvotkin, the executive vice president and counsel at the professional services council.