SMT007 Magazine


Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 93 of 111

94 SMT007 MAGAZINE I JANUARY 2019 If you are a provider of PCBs and/or elec- tronics manufacturing services to the Depart- ment of Defense (DoD) and their prime contractors, you have no doubt noticed a significant increase in the number of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) flow-downs, scrutiny of your data management, audits of your cybersecurity processes, and inquiries into the status of your compliance with a variety of cybersecu - rity initiatives. There has been a constant flow of reports and initiatives over the past two years that point directly to increased emphasis on cyber- security by the DoD within the Defense Indus- trial Base Supply Chain. These reports all coalesce around further strengthening critical cybersecurity programs and initiatives within the DoD and provide the roadmap to compli- ance and elevating your organization to posi- tion for continued participation in the defense sectors of our industry. We have clearly entered a paradigm shift, with cybersecurity now joining cost, sched- ule, and performance as the Fourth Pillar of Defense Acquisition. Referencing the DoD "Deliver Uncompro- mised" pilot program mandated by the National Defense Appropriations Act (NDAA) and the associated MITRE Corporation study from August 2018 [1] , the first course of action (COA) detailed is to elevate security as a primary Mil/Aero Markets by John Vaughan, ZENTECH The Fourth Pillar of Defense Acquisition: Cybersecurity

Articles in this issue

Archives of this issue

view archives of SMT007 Magazine - SMT007-Jan2019