Last November, Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) case 2011-D039 was published as a rule for safeguarding unclassified technical information. This rule amends the original DFARS by adding requirements for the safeguarding of unclassified information within contractor information systems. The purpose of this DFARS rule is to ensure contractors and their suppliers are implementing adequate security measures and safeguards for DOD unclassified technical information on a contractor’s information systems.
Operating under AIA’s Business Technology Council, the Cyber Security Steering Committee is developing an industry guidance document that will provide clear and consistent implementation guidelines for prime contractors and their suppliers for complying with this rule. This document is expected to be released later this year.