Cybersecurity Will Be Big Compliance Issue For Contractors

Law360, New York (February 4, 2014, 12:32 PM EST) -- Government contractors already faced with a battery of compliance obligations and attendant risks likely will soon be facing another obligation — compliance with broad-based cybersecurity standards in federal acquisitions.

If recommendations contained in a recent final report from the U.S. Department of Defense and General Services Administration are adopted, government contractors at all tiers of the supply chain will soon be forced to comply with a number of significant requirements related to cybersecurity, including compliance with “baseline” cybersecurity standards for most acquisitions, additional security and source...
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