Zero Trust and Software Application Acquisition Reform

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As the entirety of the Department of Defense positions itself to adopt zero trust for cybersecurity by 2027, the Army’s Zero Trust and Software Application Acquisition Reform effort represents a significant shift in cybersecurity and procurement strategies. Zero Trust is a security model that assumes no implicit trust, even within a network, and requires continuous verification of users and devices. This approach prioritizes data protection and minimizes vulnerabilities. Simultaneously, the Software Application Acquisition Reform effort aims to streamline and modernize the Army’s software procurement process, ensuring cost-efficiency, security, and rapid adaptation to evolving technology. These initiatives collectively enhance the Army’s cybersecurity posture, ensuring that trust is never assumed, and software acquisitions are agile, secure, and cost-effective.

Billy Mitchell

Written by Billy Mitchell

Billy Mitchell is Senior Vice President and Executive Editor of Scoop News Group's editorial brands. He oversees operations, strategy and growth of SNG's award-winning tech publications, FedScoop, StateScoop, CyberScoop, EdScoop and DefenseScoop. After earning his journalism degree at Virginia Tech and winning the school's Excellence in Print Journalism award, Billy received his master's degree from New York University in magazine writing while interning at publications like Rolling Stone.

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