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Client Alert: New DFARS Rule Issued on Safeguarding Unclassified Controlled Technical Data

The Department of Defense (DOD) issued a final rule on November 18, 2013 amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add a new subpart and contract clause (DFARS 252.204-7012).  Jenner & Block Partners Mary Ellen Callahan and Daniel E. Chudd conclude that with this new rule, the DOD has taken a modest step toward mandating specific security controls to safeguard sensitive DOD information.