Pentagon Wants to Scale Up Its Device Security Program

NextGov: The Defense Department wants to make sure any device touching its network meets the Pentagon’s strict cybersecurity standards and is in the process of expanding its Comply-to-Connect, or C2C, program across the military.

C2C was started in November 2013 as a joint program between the National Security Agency, Marine Corps and Air Force, deployed to help the branches manage 20,000 endpoints—devices such as smartphones, laptops and desktops. Pilot programs at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina and Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma established a set of security compliance tools that prevented unsecured devices from connecting to the DOD Information Network, or DODIN.

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