Officials to Unveil New Cybersecurity Language for Defense Contracts This Spring

By Sebastian Sprenger / March 2, 2009 at 5:00 AM
Defense Department officials this spring plan to propose a new regulation aimed at enforcing the secure handling of unclassified DOD program information by defense contractors, according to a Pentagon spokesman. Last November, Defense acquisition chief John Young instructed Pentagon officials to begin drafting new language to that effect for inclusion into the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement. The DFARS is a Defense Department-specific compendium of procurement and acquisition rules; DOD workers routinely use its language when composing contracts with industry...

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