Pentagon weapons guide adds cybersecurity

April 10, 201

Cybersecurity is now a core consideration for all weapons purchases at the Defense Department.

The Pentagon released its new buying guide, Better Buying Power 3.0, late Thursday. For the first time, it discusses cybersecurity.

“Cybersecurity is a pervasive problem for the department,” said acquisition chief Frank Kendall during a press conference. “It’s a pervasive problem in the sense that it affects and is a danger, if you will, a source of risk for our programs from inception all the way through retirement.”