Proposed Rule Would Set Contractor Data Security Standards

Law360, New York (August 23, 2012, 7:07 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Defense, General Services Administration and NASA plan to propose a new rule that would require contractors to enact basic information security standards when handling information provided by or for the government, according to a legislative filing.

The Federal Acquisition Regulation doesn't currently require such security, and while the rule is expected to put more burdens on some contractors, most already will have sufficient security in place, the agencies said. The rule will be proposed in Friday's Federal Register.

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