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By Clare O’Gara
Fri | Aug 9, 2019 | 8:02 AM PDT

Check out this Pentagon pilot.

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) just announced its first efforts to produce a Zero Trust program for the Pentagon's network.

It's setting up a lab for researchers to test out strategies to protect the Department of Defense against unauthorized security access.

Nextgov covered the announcement details:

Located near the agency's Fort Meade headquarters, the facility will serve as the base of operations for a pilot program run by DISA and U.S. Cyber Command focused on protecting the Pentagon's IT infrastructure from unauthorized access, according to Jason Martin, acting director of DISA's cyber directorate. 

According to Martin, the program will focus on three key areas: creating a framework for continuously monitoring and checking access on different layers of the network, building out tools to manage identity and access, and pushing out those solutions across the Pentagon.

Based on the findings, he said, the Pentagon will likely both adapt existing policies and tools to improve security, and acquire new tech to deploy across the enterprise.

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