In this third part of our vlog series covering different aspects of cybersecurity rules that apply to federal government contracts, we discuss briefly the rules under the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) that apply to government contracts with Department of Defense (DoD) agencies. Those rules, which require defense contractors to implement the safeguarding requirements under NIST's SP 800-171 to their internal information systems by December 31, 2017 (see our GovCon Bulletin™ article here), are made part of a DoD contract under DFARS clause 252.204-7012. With the implementation deadline now looming, in this edition of The GovCon Video Blog,™ we will discuss four things contractors should know about those cybersecurity rules.
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