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Publication 4812 is designed to identify security requirements for contractors and any subcontractors supporting the primary contract. This applies to contractors (and their subcontractors) who handle or manage Internal Revenue Service (IRS) information at contractor managed facilities on behalf of the IRS.
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Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) information includes all taxpayer returns and return information, as defined by Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 6103, all Personally Identifiable Information, where there is information that can be associated to a specific individual, and other sensitive information that should be organizationally sensitive, such as Information Technology system configurations, and identification of vulnerabilities.
Who Needs Publication 4812?
The requirements in Publication 4812 and the security controls, based on NIST SP 800-53 are applicable to IRS contractors and contractor personnel who possess or have access to Federal information or information systems, or are responsible for handling or processing Federal information or information systems pursuant to or in the course of performance of a contract, order, or agreement with the IRS.
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Just the facts ...
State of Security Package Contracts subject to Publication 4812 that are 12 months or more in duration, the contractor shall develop and submit a State of Security (SoS) package each period of performance of the contract (base and exercised option periods), or once every 12 months, whichever period is less.
The SoS package consists of the following components:
- Contractor Statements of Security Assurance (CSSA)
- SoS Questionnaire
- System Security Plan.
It is the responsibility of the IRS contractors to build effective security controls into their business environment, including IT security, personnel security, and physical security, in accordance with the terms of the contracts and as outlined in this publication.
Contractors are responsible for developing policies, procedures, and processes to define the required managerial, operational, and technical security controls that will be used to secure IRS information.
Contractors must maintain ongoing awareness of their information system and related security control processes to ensure compliance with security controls and adequate security of information, and to support organizational risk management decisions.
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