Pentagon to Classify More Acquisition Info

Pentagon to Classify More Acquisition Info
U.S. Air Force photo by SSGT Alyssa C. Gibson

“We have a fairly well-positioned and growing counterintelligence activity across the organizations,” the official said, adding that the shift to DoD has created “what is arguably the single largest security-focused agency in the federal government.”

PENTAGON: Using a slate of new authorities, the Pentagon is looking to classify whole new categories of information surrounding acquisition and procurement, defense officials say. 

“We're in an environment where competitors — other countries — are looking for not just classified information but to find [any] sensitive information they can find in industry,” a defense official, who requested anonymity to speak, told reporters at the Pentagon on Tuesday. “So our goal here is to help industry protect those things that we worry about.”

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