Biden’s choice to lead the DOD’s weapons tests calls for cyber ratings for commercial cloud systems
NOTE: This article first appeared on FCW.com.
The Biden government’s choice to lead the testing of Defense Department weapons tests told lawmakers that the department’s inability to conduct cyber assessments of commercial cloud systems was a “severe limitation.”
Nickolas Guertin, the candidate for DOD’s Director for Operational Testing and Evaluation, suggested that current contracts with cloud service and infrastructure providers do not allow independent cyber assessments, which affects the department’s ability to “determine operational effectiveness and suitability “, So answers to questions of politics in advance.
“The only way to test whether a system can withstand an actual cyber attack is to actually carry out such an attack on the system …