Federal Acquisition Regulation

On May 12, 2021, the Biden Administration issued an Executive Order on “Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity” (EO). The EO was in the works prior to the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack, reportedly a ransomware incident that snarled the flow of gas on the east coast for days. Ransomware attacks are nothing new, but they are increasing in

Federal contractors know all too well the list of annual requirements and obligations can seem overwhelming at times.  One that may get overlooked by some is annual training requirements. A fairly new such training went into effect in 2017 – it requires certain federal contractors to do annual data privacy training.

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Attention federal contractors – DOD, GSA and NASA propose adding a required contract clause for federal contractors to address data security.
Continue Reading DOD, GSA, and NASA Propose New Rule Affecting Federal Contractor Requirements to Safeguard Government Information

A proposed regulation would require federal contractors to conduct privacy training on at least 7 key areas before being given access to government records or handling personally identifiable information. Failing to provide the training potentially would put a halt to the contractor’s government work.
Continue Reading Federal Contractors Required to Conduct Privacy Training Under Proposed Regulations