How GSA Is Dealing With Breach Of Gov't Contractor Database

By Robert Tompkins and Mary Beth Bosco (May 9, 2018, 12:02 PM EDT) -- The latest revelations about cybersecurity breaches hit right at the core of the government contracting community. In late March, the General Services Administration issued a notice that the System for Award Management, in which all federal contractors must register, had been compromised and a number of contractors have been put at risk of having their government payments diverted by third-party fraudsters.

In April, the GSA updated its notice to inform the contracting community that it is implementing additional steps to verify SAM registrants and their authorized users. These steps, while prudent and important, have the potential to disrupt contractors' ability to...

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