Agencies issue 'shields up' advisory to DIB companies

ARLINGTON, VA -- The National Defense Industrial Association's Hawk Carlisle, president and CEO, issued the following statement Monday, Feb. 14, to its 1,700 member companies as requested by the Defense Department: 

"The rising geopolitical tensions in Eastern Europe have prompted the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber and Infrastructure Security Agency to issue a “shields up” advisory. The defense industrial base is one of 16 official U.S. critical infrastructure sectors. Via a Defense Department communication received this morning, we encourage you to do three things.

  1. Heed the advisory.
  2. Report Cyber Incidents. DFARS 252.204-7012 stipulates a contractor’s requirement to rapidly report cyber incidents impacting Covered Defense Information (CDI) and/or the ability to perform operationally critical support within 72 hours of discovery to For questions or more information, contact DCISE ( or call the 24/7 Hotline at 1-877-838-2174).
  3. Get Assistance and Partner. These three organizations can assist you.

Thank you for your continued support and collaboration. Please be vigilant."

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