Pentagon to contractors: Meet DOD InfoSec standards

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 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 contractors.

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 or via e-mail to

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.

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