The office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research & Engineering (USD R&E) this week issued a new DoD Instruction 5000.83 Technology and Program Protection to Maintain Technological Advantage
. This new issuance:
- “Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures for science and technology (S&T) managers and engineers to manage system security and cybersecurity technical risks from foreign intelligence collection; hardware, software, cyber, and cyberspace vulnerabilities; supply chain exploitation; and reverse engineering to DoD-sponsored research and technology that is in the interest of national security, and DoD warfighting capabilities.
- Assigns responsibilities and provides procedures for S&T managers and lead systems engineers for technology area protection plans (TAPPs), S&T protection, program protection plans (PPPs), and engineering cybersecurity activities.”