In Section 839 of the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, Congress directed the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) to prepare a report evaluating the implementation of Department of Defense (“DoD”) Instruction 5010.44 relating to Intellectual Property Acquisition and Licensing, including but not limited to, DoD’s establishment of a cadre of intellectual property (“IP”) experts
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy in 2013: Contracting in a Time of Increased Scrutiny
2013 has been a historic year for cybersecurity, privacy and data breach issues. From the President’s Executive Order, to the revised NIST security & privacy controls, and to the groundbreaking Mandiant report on cyber espionage, the pressure is on for companies to secure their handling of sensitive data.
In order to mitigate the risk of data breach, cyber theft, and the loss of trade secrets and other intellectual property, both the government agencies and private companies need to understand the sector-specific rules and requirements for information security, privacy, and data protection. Only after the rules of the road are fully understood can agencies and contractors implement policies to mitigate the risks posed by cyber threats.
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