Proposed rule seeks to strengthen cyber safeguards

A proposed rule published Aug. 24 by the Defense Department and two other government agencies would require federal contractors to furnish basic safeguards to computer systems that hold government information, reports the Washington Business Journal.

Under the proposal, agencies would be required to add a clause to contracts that addresses requirements for contractor information systems that hold or process information generated by the government, the story said.

The requirement complements safeguards already included under the 2002 Federal Information Security Management Act, the story said.

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