DOD Issues More IA Instructions

    Date28 Feb 2003
    CategoryGovernment
    2759
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The Pentagon recently issued the second part of its information assurance (IA) policy that sets guidelines on using Defense Department networks. DOD Instruction 8500.2 sets forth implementation of the rules and policies in Directive 8500.1, which was issued in late . . . The Pentagon recently issued the second part of its information assurance (IA) policy that sets guidelines on using Defense Department networks. DOD Instruction 8500.2 sets forth implementation of the rules and policies in Directive 8500.1, which was issued in late October 2002.

    The directive calls for the different agencies within DOD to protect its data as it is shared across the Global Information Grid (GIG). Instruction 8500.2, dated Feb. 6, "implements policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for applying integrated, layered protection of the DOD information systems and networks."

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