By Doug Beizer
August 28, 2008
Army officials want to find out what procedures and techniques industry
uses to protect sensitive data that resides on computers and other
A request for information about industry information assurance programs
was issued Aug. 27 by the Program Executive Office for Enterprise
Information Systems and the Assistant Secretary of the Army for
Acquisition, Logistics and Technology.
Army officials hope to use the information to put language about data
security in future acquisitions The service's Army officials want to
know how digital data controlled by contractors is identified, marked
and protected from unauthorized access and release. They also want to
know how contractors handle encrypted data residing on servers, mobile
devices and portable storage media, the service said.
Those interested in responding to the request must submit a white paper
that describes information assurance program plans, or similar plans,
that are in place to control unclassified data. The submission also
should include a description of non-technical policies and practices
that are used to protect data.
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