[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 146 (Thursday, July 30, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Page 45555]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-18747]


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OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET


Request for Comments on Improving Cybersecurity Protections in 
Federal Acquisitions

AGENCY: Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: OMB's Office of E-Government & Information Technology (E-Gov) 
is seeking public comment on draft guidance to improve cybersecurity 
protections in Federal acquisitions.

DATES: Interested parties may submit comments and feedback by the 
deadline listed on policy.cio.gov.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties should provide comments at the following 
link: policy.cio.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Joseph Stuntz, OMB at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The threats facing Federal information 
systems have dramatically increased as agencies provide more services 
online, digitally store data, and rely on contractors for a variety of 
these information technology services. The Federal Information Security 
Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA),\1\ Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) guidance, and National Institute of Standards and Technology 
(NIST) standards provide agencies with a framework for securing their 
information and information systems regardless of where this 
information is stored. This information can be on government 
information systems, contractor information systems, and contractor 
information systems that are part of an Information Technology (IT) 
service operated on behalf of the government. The increase in threats 
facing Federal information systems demand that certain issues regarding 
security of information on these systems is clearly, effectively, and 
consistently addressed in Federal contracts.
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    \1\ https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/senate-bill/2521/text.

Tony Scott,
Administrator, Office of E-Government and Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2015-18747 Filed 7-29-15; 8:45 am]
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