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DATE: July 26, 2002

SUBJECT: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Supplement (NFS); Security Requirements for Unclassified Information Technology Resources

SOURCE: Federal Register, July 26, 2002, Vol. 67, No. 144, page 48814

AGENCIES: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: This finalizes, with changes, the interim rule that revised NFS 1804.470, Security Requirements for Unclassified Automated Information Resources, and NFS 1852.204-76, Security Requirements for Unclassified Information Technology Resources, to clarify the information technology (IT) security requirements for sensitive information contained in unclassified automated information resources.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on the interim rule being finalized, see the July 12, 2001, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "National Aeronautics and Space Administration Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Supplement (NFS); Security Requirements for Unclassified Information Technology Resources."

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 26, 2002.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karl Beisel, NASA Headquarters, Code HC, Washington, DC 20546, 202-358-0416, e-mail: kbeisel@mail.hq.nasa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: NASA published an interim rule on July 12, 2001, revising NFS 1804.470 and NFS 1852.204-76 to implement the Computer Security Act of 1987 and Appendix III of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular No. A-130, Security of Federal Automated Information Resources, which require that adequate security be provided for all information collected, processed, transmitted, stored, or disseminated by a federal agency. NFS 1804.470 contains the requirement that all NASA contractors and subcontractors comply with federal and NASA policies in safeguarding unclassified NASA IT data, and NFS 1852.204-76 is the implementing contract clause. Comments were received from one respondent, and several minor changes have been made to the final rule.

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