As published in today’s Federal Register, the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of EGovernment & Information Technology is seeking public comment on draft guidance to improve cybersecurity protections in federal acquisitions. The threats facing government information systems have increased dramatically as agencies provide more services online, digitally store data, and rely on contractors for a variety of information technology services. The Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 requires that security of information on these systems be clearly, effectively, and consistently addressed in government contracts. OMB guidance and National Institute of Standards and Technology standards provide agencies with a framework for securing their information and information systems regardless of where the information is stored, which can be on government information systems, contractor systems, and contractor systems that are part of an information technology service operated on behalf of the government. Interested parties may submit comments and feedback by the deadline listed on policy.cio.gov.
OMB Requesting Feedback on Improving Cybersecurity in Acquisitions
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