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Mark Lewis: DoD Embraces Zero Trust to Buy Microelectronics at Commercial Speed

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Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis, director of research and engineering for modernization at the Department of Defense (DoD), DoD has begun to adopt “zero trust” model to speed up the acquisition of microelectronics and strengthen security, FedScoop reported Thursday.

Zero trust architecture requires continuous verification as users try to access resources on a network regardless of their relationship to an organization or physical location.

“We’ve seen a number of examples where the biggest threats that we face often are the insider threat. It’s the people inside the fence line, behind the guards, who we think we’ve cleared,” Lewis said at an AFCEA virtual symposium. “They’re the ones that pose the biggest threats to us.”

Lewis also shared his insights on the "trusted foundry" method compared with zero trust.

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