[ISN] Pentagon to contractors: Meet DOD InfoSec standards

From: InfoSec News (alerts@private)
Date: Mon Jan 22 2007 - 23:16:50 PST


By Patience Wait
GCN Staff

The Defense Department is proposing to amend the Defense Federal 
Acquisition Regulation Supplement to address training requirements that 
apply to contractor personnel who perform information assurance 
functions for DOD.

The proposed rule change [1] provides that contractor personnel 
accessing information systems must meet applicable training and 
certification requirements.

The changes would apply DOD Directive 8570.1, Information Assurance 
Training, Certification and Workforce Management, and DOD Manual 
8570.01-M, Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program, to 

The deadline for comments to be submitted in writing is March 23; all 
comments should reference DFARS Case 2006-D023. Comments may be 
submitted using the federal e-rulemaking portal at 
http://www.regulations.gov or via e-mail to dfars@private

Comments also can be submitted via fax to (703) 602-0350, or by mail to 
the Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Felisha Hitt, 
OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DARS), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 
20301-3062; or hand-delivered or couriered to Defense Acquisition 
Regulations System, Crystal Square 4, Suite 200A, 241 18th Street, 
Arlington, VA 22202-3402.

[1] http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20071800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2007/E7-732.htm

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