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DOD Broadens Scope Of Defense Industrial Base Pilot Program

Cybersecurity program, which has 20 participants, will be extended to the remainder of the industry base
A Department of Defense (DOD) program that shares cyber-threat information with defense contractors and their network providers has already stopped "hundreds of intrusions" in its 90-day pilot phase, the deputy secretary of defense said this week.

The DOD soon plans to expand its Defense Industrial Base (DIB) experimental program--which currently has 20 participants--to the remainder of the industry base, as well as "key areas of critical infrastructure," deputy secretary of defense William J. Lynn told attendees Tuesday at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Customer and Industry Forum in Baltimore.

The DOD launched the program, in which the agencies also work with defense contractors to use the threat information in a practical way to stabilize their networks, in June.

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