Home' Army Acquisition Logistics and Technology Magazine : Army ALT April-June 2018 Contents identified by Army PEOs, PMs and science and technology
The CP&T list includes program, project and technology
names and descriptions, contract numbers and contractor cage
codes—short ID numbers that provide a standard method of
identifying contractors and their facilities. This information is
cross-checked with JAPEC to determine if the systems or tech-
nologies have been threatened or compromised elsewhere across
DOD. This provides PEOs and PMs access to a wide array of
intelligence threat reporting, law enforcement and counterintel-
ligence reports and security information with which they can
make informed risk management decisions. For example, if a
hacker breached the system of a Marine Corps contractor and
obtained data related to a joint program, Army stakeholders
would know quickly and could then take steps to prevent fur-
ther intrusion and damage.
To further assist PMs, the Office of the Undersecretary of
Defense for Research and Engineering will soon publish a
DOD directive that establishes policy and assigns responsi-
bilities to assess technical information losses and determine
consequences. In the interim, ASA(ALT) drafted a policy
memorandum and implementation plan that defines the roles
and responsibilities for the Army acquisition community to
identify and protect CTI. Additionally, DIBCSO is educat-
ing all Army PEOs on the JAPEC and their responsibility to
identify and protect CTI.
With the increasing reliance on technology as a vital part of
Army modernization, DOD and the Army will continue to be
the target of adversaries’ efforts to collect CTI. Because most
technical data resides on unclassified, non-DOD networks, tra-
ditional methods of protection are no longer sufficient.
The DOD JAPEC is helping to thwart these attempts by develop-
ing a system that makes it easier for DOD stakeholders to increase
information sharing, collaboration, analysis, risk management
and protection. Through this work, JAPEC strives to evolve cur-
rent practices from reactionary to proactive, with the end goal of
preventing degradation of the U.S . advantage in the battlespace.
SOSE&I continues to work with JAPEC to establish Army pro-
cesses and methodology that can be consistently applied across
all Army critical programs and technology. Effective processes
and methodology are key to ensuring that we deny our adversar-
ies access to our most critical unclassified CTI and, as a result,
retain our innovative capabilities.
For more information on DFARS requirements, go to http://
dodprocurementtoolbox.com/faqs/cybersecurity. For more
information on JAPEC, go to https://www.acq.osd .mil/se/
MR. ANDREW FULTON is a damage assessment specialist for
DIBCSO within the SOSE&I Directorate. He previously served as
the Army’s liaison officer to the DOD chief information officer in
DIBCSO, where he helped the Army shape policy and processes to
ensure that unclassified Army information is protected within the
defense industrial base. He holds an M.A . in international security
from Georgetown University and a B.A ., magna cum laude, in
world politics and French from Hamilton College. He is Level II
certified in life cycle logistics.
MR. KEITH R AMSEY is a damage assessment specialist for
DIBCSO, where he supports the JAPEC process by maintaining
the Army’s annual input to the CP&T list and developing CTI
identification and protection methodologies. He holds an M.S . in
cybersecurity policy from the University of Maryland University
College and a B.S . in psychology from Texas A&M University. He is
Level II certified in life cycle logistics and in program management.
MR. THOMAS QUIGLEY is a program protection policy special-
ist for DIBCSO, where he is the team lead for the Army’s JAPEC
initiative. He previously served as director of operations for the
Project Manager for Soldier Sensors and Lasers within the PEO
for Soldier. He holds an MBA from Troy University, an M.S . in
national security and strategy studies from the U.S . Naval War
College, an M.S . in national resource strateg y from the Dwight D.
Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy of
National Defense University and a B.S . in marketing from
Ohio State University. He is Level III certified in program
This unclassified information can, by itself or when aggregated, provide significant
insight into U.S. Army capabilities.
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