Bipartisan Letter Calls for OMB Update on Federal Contractor Cybersecurity Guidance

From: MeriTalk


Reps. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., Will Hurd, R-Texas, and Gerry Connolly, D-Va., sent a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney on Tuesday requesting that OMB provide the Oversight and Government Reform Committee with an update on any cybersecurity guidance for Federal contractors.


“Given the critical need for implementing strengthened cybersecurity protections in the Federal acquisition process and the current lack of clear guidance for agencies on this topic, we request that you provide the committee with an update to any such guidance under development,” the Congress members wrote. “Further, if there is no specific guidance under development at this time, we ask that you provide a strategy or plan for developing guidance for agencies to improve and update cybersecurity requirements for Federal acquisition.”

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