DOD Contracts Agency Begins Building Cyber Assessment Capability

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The agency responsible for administering contracts for the Pentagon is taking on an expanded cybersecurity role with the launch of a center created to ensure contractors protect controlled unclassified information.

A team of volunteers at the Defense Contract Management Agency will stand up a new Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Assessment Center designed to ensure contractor compliance in safeguarding information about the weapons, equipment and systems they build, according to an agency release.

The initial team includes DCMA headquarters and field staff who understand both cybersecurity and the contracting process. The team is expected to grow to 274 people, and there will be openings starting at the GS-11 level for management analysts and assessors at the GS-12/13 level.

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