On January 23, 2014, the Department of Defense and General Services Administration issued a final report making recommendations for the development of cybersecurity standards in the acquisition and contracting process. The report, entitled “Improving Cybersecurity and Resilience Through Acquisition,” seeks “to recommend how cyber risk management and acquisition process in
Last week, the General Services Administration (“GSA”) issued a Request for Information (“RFI”) soliciting comments from federal contractors on the feasibility of incorporating cybersecurity standards into federal acquisitions rules. 78 Fed. Reg. 27,966 (May 13, 2013). Through the RFI, GSA hopes to obtain diverse stakeholder involvement prior to the implementation of any new cybersecurity framework.