Cybersecurity has been on everyone’s mind lately, including small business owners. By mid 2017, the Small Business Administration (SBA) will have a strategy in place to assist small businesses with cybersecurity. Within the pages of legislation of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), there is plenty of legal changes coming for government contractors.
As part of the directive, the 2017 NDAA couples the new SBA Administrator and the Secretary of Homeland Security to apply a strategy for small business development centers (SBDC) to provide federal agency services like counseling, training, implementation, sharing information agreements, and making outgoing referrals. The strategy will include analyzed information on the SBDC methods to use existing government programs and additional resources to benefit small businesses.
Ultimately, the goal is for the SBA Administrator and the DHS Secretary to meet within 180 days of the bill being enacted, which was signed by President Obama back in December. It is evident many small contractors need help complying with federal acquisitions requirements (FAR) when it comes to creating best practices for SBA cybersecurity. Everyone will have to sit tight to see what comes from the meeting on SBA cybersecurity.
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