Pentagon Plans to Track Social Media to Identify Insider Threats

Aug. 23, 2021, 7:40 PM

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency needs contractors with expertise in using automation to search publicly available electronic information, including social media, to determine whether an identified employee is an insider threat, according to a sources sought notice.

This solicitation is focused on the insider-threat subset of intentional misuse of access—not accidental conduct—to harm the United States. Analysts at DCSA’s Insider Threat Management and Analysis Center determine whether a military service member, civilian employee, or contractor has engaged in behavior that indicates the possibility of malicious conduct, such as an attack on a system or data theft.

The contract ...

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