FAR Information System Security Standards Rules Finalized
The U.S. government recently announced new Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rules that set high-level standards for the basic safeguarding of contractor information systems that process, store or transmit federal contract information. They create a new FAR section (4.19) and a new clause (52.204-21). The new rules finalize proposed revisions to the FAR first published in 2012. The regulations became effective on June 15, 2016.