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Comment period open on NIST guide for pending 'controlled unclassified information' rules

December 06, 2017 |
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A draft guide recently issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology to help defense contractors comply with pending Pentagon data security rules is open for public comment until Dec. 27.

The guidelines, “Assessing Security Requirements for Controlled Unclassified Information,” are meant to assist defense contractors in advance of the Dec. 31 compliance deadline for a regulation approved last year that requires contractors to demonstrate adequate security for sensitive data.

According to the Department of Defense regulation,...

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