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82 PCB007 MAGAZINE I JANUARY 2019 If you are a provider of PCBs and/or electronics manufacturing services to the Department 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 cybersecurity initiatives. There has been a constant flow of reports and initiatives over the past two years that point directly to increased emphasis on cybersecurity by the DoD within the Defense Industrial Base Supply Chain. These reports all coalesce around further strengthening critical cybersecurity programs and initiatives within the DoD and provide the roadmap to compliance and elevating your organization to position for continued participation in the defense sectors of our industry. We have clearly entered a paradigm shift, with cybersecurity now joining cost, schedule, 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 Feature Column by John Vaughan, ZENTECH The Fourth Pillar of Defense Acquisition: Cybersecurity

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