Soldiers and airmen monitor network traffic for malicious intrusion May 18, 2018, at Cyber Shield 18, a two-week-long exercise at Camp Atterbury, Ind. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Carden)

Why DoD’s Decision to Make Cybersecurity an ‘Allowable Cost’ Matters

Cybersecurity is now an allowable cost on certain types of contracts.

Let that sink in for a second.

The Defense Department is telling its vendors that the government, in some cases, will pay for cybersecurity.

That is huge, and if — and it’s a very big “if” — the Pentagon follows through with its promise by not making it so arduous to allocate costs, so as long as they don’t make the allocation such a small percentage that it’s not worth it and so as long as they make it a true incentive, this is one of those moments in procurement history that we will all remember.

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