Government Contracts USAID Proposes Updated IT Security Requirements
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

USAID Proposes Updated IT Security Requirements

By Government Contracts Editorial Staff

A proposed rule would amend the Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation to incorporate a revised definition of information technology and other requirements relating to information security and information technology approvals. The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (Section 831 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015, PL 113-291) requires improved management of the acquisition of information technology resources. Accordingly, the rule proposes to add a definition of “information technology” at AIDAR 739.002, amend AIDAR 752.204-72, and add contract clauses and solicitation provisions at AIDAR 752.204-XX, USAID-Financed Third-Party Websites; AIDAR 752.239-XX, Limitation on Acquisition of Information Technology; AIDAR 752.239-XX, Software License; AIDAR 752.239-72, Information and Communication Technology Accessibility; AIDAR 752.239-XX, Use of Information Technology Approval; and AIDAR 752.239-XX, Skills and Certification Requirements for Privacy and Security Staff. The rule would provide increased oversight of contractor acquisition and use of information technology resources. Comments on the proposed rule are due May 20, 2019. For the text of the rule, see ¶72,100.14.

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