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Federal Cybersecurity Requirements

Contractors to the federal government are familiar with managing numerous and consistently increasing requirements in order to comply with contractual terms and conditions. In recent years, cybersecurity has become an area of escalating focus for the Department of Defense (“DOD”), and federal agencies in general, with significant regulatory coverage of cybersecurity being added to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (“DFARS”). The exfiltration of sensitive defense related and personal information from contractor managed systems is one of the largest risks to the United States’ technological advantage, which has resulted in increasing scrutiny of how companies secure federal contract and program information.

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