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New “Insider Threat” Programs Required for Cleared Contractors

Posted in Security Programs & Policies

On May 18, 2016, the Department of Defense published “Change 2” to the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) that requires contractors to establish and maintain a program to detect, deter and mitigate insider threats by November 30, 2016.  Although cleared contractors are already obligated to protect classified information to which they have access, these changes to the NISPOM impose new requirements for contractors to implement programs that the US Government hopes will provide some ability to predict the future, i.e., a “risk” of or “potential” insider threat before one occurs.  More information can be found here.