DOD rethinks strategy for rapid cyber buys

An acquisition strategy that was established by Congress to enable the rapid purchase of key cyber tools for the Defense Department has encountered significant delays and has not been fully implemented., reports Defense News.

The reason for the delay is that Pentagon officials believe that the strategy's bureaucracy might actually serve as an impediment to the purchasing process, according to sources familiar with the plan and the internal deliberations.

At this time, officials are unsure whether they will make adjustments to the strategy or perhaps completely rethink it, the story said.

The plan, known as the 933 report, because it was mandated in section 933 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011, calls for the establishment of a "senior-level” committee, called the Cyber Investment Management Board (CIMB), to oversee cyber acquisition, and also a Cyber Capabilities Team that would examine broader technology developments to help guide department policy.

Although the CIMB has been established and has met, the majority of the of the framework has yet to materialize, the story said.

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