The Defense Department is tightening security buys

Thursday, 16 May 2002, 2:45 PM EST

In an effort to improve the security of the commercial software it buys, the Defense Department beginning in July will restrict its purchase of information assurance products to those certified by the National Information Assurance Partnership.

The initiative is essential as DOD increasingly uses commercial software for mission-critical functions, said Eustace King, the technology team lead for the Defense-wide Information Assurance Program, speaking May 14 during a presentation at the Navy's Connecting Technology conference in Virginia Beach.

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