An analysis of cyber security and how it is affecting a contract writing system, Seaport
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The purpose of this paper is to research cyber security and whether it creates inefficiencies and ineffective business support for the DOD--specifically, the contract writing system SeaPort. Is cybersecurity becoming too restrictive, making the ability to support the programs and warfighters inefficient and ineffective? What business practices could be put in place to protect the DOD without hindering contract and business support to the warfighter? This research topic came about due to the underperformance of SeaPort when used by NAVSEA contract specialists at Dahlgren. The research begins with a brief overview of the Internet, cyber security, and SeaPort contract writing system. The literature review describes the private and public sectors with regard to cyber security as well as any policies related to cyber security. Sixteen (16) SeaPort users were surveyed in order to gain an understanding of the issues surrounding SeaPort. We discovered that SeaPort, indeed, was having issues regarding PDF generation, FPDS-NG reporting, and overall latency. A direct correlation between cyber security and SeaPort efficiency could not be proven; however, theoretically, cyber security can be attributed. Recommendations include adding more servers to existing SeaPort network infrastructure and further research conducted by cyber experts within the government with the authority to access direct cyber reports on the system.
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