Federal Requirements Say Contractors Must Safeguard Systems


Federal Requirements Say Contractors Must Safeguard Systems. Do you contract with the federal governmen? It's important to stay up-to-date with the latest Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) to stay competitive and continue to win contracts. 

One of the more recent updates may require your business to take additional actions to update the way you store and transmit information related to federal contracts.

Safeguarding of Contractor Information

Effective June 15, 2016, the Department of Defense (DoD), the General Services Administration (GSA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) amended the FAR to add a new sub-part and contract clause for the basic safeguarding of contractor information systems that process, store or transmit federal contract information. 

Systems that contain classified information, or controlled unclassified information (CUI) such as personally identifiable information now require more than the basic level of protection.

Federal contractors whose information systems process, store, or transmit federal contract information must follow these basic safeguarding standards. When contractors process CUI or higher-level sensitive information, additional safeguarding standards not covered by this rule will apply.  Read the full regulation here >

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