"To effectively prevent cyber attacks it is important for law enforcement to work with the private sector," said Ross Nadel who is a former prosecutor who made major strides in prosecuting cyber criminals.
Security business experts claim that the private sector will innovate at a faster pace than Pentagon could ever hope to achieve.
DoD is also taking steps to tighten the security of its private defense contracting. Recent attacks at Lockheed Martin and private contractor RSA show that private industry can be used as a dangerous back door into proprietary technology built for the Pentagon.
New rules proposed by the DoD in July require defense contractors with sensitive but non-classified information to adhere to standards put out by the National Institute of Standards and Technology which is part of the Department of Commerce.