Devex Newswire: FCDO’s fine print ‘cyber security incident’

This is a bit like monitoring pizza deliveries at the Pentagon. Sifting through the metadata gives insight into what’s really going on…:

[…] FCDO did not publicly announce the incident or provide any details about what was targeted or if anything was compromised. Instead, on Friday a notice appeared online that looked unremarkable, except for the fact that it was issued in response to “a serious cyber security incident, details of which cannot be disclosed.”

FCDO awarded the contract to BAE Systems Applied Intelligence without running a competitive bidding process due to the “extreme urgency brought about by events unforeseeable for the contracting authority.”


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