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Interact Question #3 – Cybersecurity – Update/Clarification - Version 2

The GSA GWAC Program thanks you again, for your valuable input and suggestions on this topic. This is a continuation of the Cybersecurity market research previously addressed on the GSA Interact.

The proposed approach under consideration is to require potential Alliant 2 Contractors to affirm and sign the attached document titled “Offeror’s Certification of Understanding of Security Publications / Affirmation of Offeror’s Information Security Policies” and make this a part of the terms and conditions of A2 contract.

The GSA GWAC Program is soliciting feedback to the above approach to ensure achievement of these objectives for the Alliant 2 GWAC. We are interested in your feedback to the following questions:

Does your firm have or see any issues affirming and complying with the listed GSA IT Security Policies? 

Does your firm have or see any issues affirming and complying with Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS), the “Special Publications 800 series” guidelines published by NIST, and the requirements of FISMA?

Does your firm have or see any issues affirming that your information security policies, procedures, and practices meet, at a minimum, the requirements of the security control baseline for Low-Impact information systems (in the most current version of NIST Special Publication 800-53), or conform to the requirements commercial standards that provide a substantially equivalent or greater level of security?

Are there other standards other than those in the most current version of NIST Special Publication 800-53 that can be used to certify cybersecurity conformance?

Does your firm have or see any issues certifying applications are fully functional and operate correctly as intended on systems using the Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC)?

Thank you for your valuable feedback.

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annahogan
<p>SRA has no objection to signing the &quot;affirmation&quot; as written.</p>
Angel-TB
<p>PowertekPowertek has two current contracts and many previous ones where use of the cited regs were employed.&nbsp; We would not object to signing such an agreement.</p>
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