Updates from the Office of the Secretary of Defense on Installation Access and Cyber-Security

July 26, 2021

Our partners at the National Defense Transportation Association have passed along three new documents coming out of the Office of the Secretary of Defense that are of interest to DoD-Approved Transportation Service Providers (TSPs).


The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics provided a bulletin dated 23 July on Motor Carrier Installation Access.


Additionally, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment has provided a handful of slides describing what they are calling Project Spectrum; along with a more detailed Project Spectrum Capabilities Statement.


Project Spectrum’s mission is to “educate, train, and equip the Defense Industrial Base (DIB), small- and medium-sized manufacturers, and other institutions with the tools necessary to strengthen cybersecurity resilience throughout the nation’s supply chain.” 


Further, the capabilities statement says, “The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Small Business Programs initiated Project Spectrum as a comprehensive platform to provide the tools and training needed to increase cybersecurity awareness and maintain compliance in accordance with DoD contracting requirements.” 


See both documents for further details on strengthening your cybersecurity awareness.