Small business is essential to Prime Contractor supply chains, and speedy innovation to stay ahead of adversaries.
That said, current wishful thought based cyber flow downs exceed IT capabilities of truly small businesses. There is no differentiation between requirements for suppliers of missile warhead components or mess hall door stops.
Broad based third party software and support could solve these issues. DOD needs to be pushing that coordination, instead of generating ass-covering non-realistic mandates.
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