In August and December 2015, the Defense Federal Acquisition Register Supplement (DFARS) received updates that are crucial for the 10,000-plus defense contractors. If you have been following our blog, we first reported on the changes back in January. It is important to understand these changes and how they will affect your organization. These next series of blogs will attempt to view the DFARS updates from a high level.
When we talk about DFARS, which in and of itself is a very large “document,” we are focusing on a specific clause – 252.204-7012. This is the clause that underwent a major surgery starting in August 2015 with the first interim rule that was released. That rule effectively expanded the scope of protection by defining “Covered Defense Information.” In this blog post, we will cover the expanded scope and go into a little more detail about the definitions.