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New Rules Tell Contractors How to Handle Controlled Data

The federal government released new guidelines June 13 for companies to assess if they comply with requirements to handle controlled but unclassified information.

The National Institute for Standards and Technology released SP 800-171A, which contains more than 100 requirements for companies and agencies to test whether they are in line with federal stipulations to work with sensitive information.

The guidelines are aimed at identifying potential problems in security, singling out environmental weaknesses and prioritizing risk mitigation.

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