A Step Toward Securing Contractor Information Systems

Law360, New York (August 29, 2012, 1:36 PM EDT) -- In the wake of the Senate’s failed attempt to pass comprehensive cybersecurity legislation and as commentators continue to reflect on whether the executive branch can afford to wait for congressional action, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council took an initial, proactive step toward ensuring federal agencies’ compliance with the Federal Information Security Act of 2002 (FISMA) by passing a proposed Federal Acquisition Regulation rule on Aug. 24, 2012.

Specifically, the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. General Services Administration and NASA issued a proposed rule requiring contractors to...
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