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Pentagon memorandum directs acquisition officials to ensure contractor compliance with cyber standard

By Sara Friedman / June 29, 2022

The Pentagon’s acquisition office has issued a memorandum reminding acquisition officials of the Defense Department’s current standard for the handling of controlled unclassified information and potential remedies for non-compliance.

“The protection of controlled unclassified information on contractor information systems is critically important to the Department of Defense,” Defense Pricing and Contracting principal director John Tenaglia said a June 16 memo to acquisition leaders across the department.

“To that end, Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) clause 252.204-7012, ‘Safeguarding Covered...

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