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Management of Cyber Security in Defence Supply Chains

Cyber concerns and foreign direct investments have dragged reluctant UK and US defence authorities further into supply chain management.

The UK and US defence acquisition authorities have long opted to pass most of the responsibility for the management of their supply chains to their prime contractors in the private sector. However, rising concerns about cyber security are finally prompting them to get more involved in overseeing the many companies within the defence industrial base. Implementing cyber security regulations, however, does not just require changing acquisition policy to incorporate cyber

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