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As technology becomes even more critical to the acquisition process, cyber security is at the forefront of everyone’s mind. Booz Allen is taking steps to ensure that our data and internal systems are protected and compliant with applicable laws and regulations. We also must ensure that data within our subcontractors' control, and transmitted by our subcontract to others, is protected and compliant with these same laws and regulations. We want to ensure your awareness of several FAR and DFARS clauses:
It is critical that our subcontractors have the ability to protect all forms of sensitive data. As a firm, we are taking a proactive approach to minimize cyber risk to our national security and our Government clients. Prime Contractors that are not compliant with these cyber security requirements, in particular the DFARS cyber security requirements, risk the loss of further contracts awards, as well as possible impacts to existing contracts.
Covered defense information” means unclassified controlled technical information or other information, as described in the Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) Registry at http://www.archives.gov/cui/registry/category-list.html, that requires safeguarding or dissemination controls pursuant to and consistent with law, regulations, and Governmentwide policies, and is—
The NIST requirements are located here at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-171 Security Requirements. This will provide the full requirements for Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) in Nonfederal Information Systems and Organizations.
DFARS clause 252.204-7012 was structured to ensure that unclassified DoD information residing on a contractor’s internal information system is safeguarded from cyber incidents, and that any consequences associated with the loss of this information are assessed and minimized via the cyber incident reporting and damage assessment processes. In addition, by providing a single DoD-wide approach to safeguarding covered contractor information systems, the clause prevents the proliferation of cyber security clauses and contract language by the various entities across DoD. Source – DOD cybersecurity