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New Safeguarding Requirements for Government Contractor Information Systems

Government contractors soon may be compelled to protect against the compromise of information that is resident on their network and computer systems. The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (FAR Council) issued on August 24 a proposed rule on “Basic Safeguarding of Contractor Information Systems”. The proposal would add a new FAR subpart and contract clause requiring small and large contractors, including commercial items contractors, to employ basic security measures to protect information from unauthorized disclosure, loss, or compromise.

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Changes for Federal IT Security Proposed With Impact for Government Contractors

Legislation has been introduced that would reform the way IT security would be monitored and managed within the federal government. The legislation also would overhaul the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA), and has important implications for government contractors. This blog entry provides the details and was authored by Hogan Lovells Government Contract attorney William Ferreira.