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Comments on New Safeguarding Requirements in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations System
Comments submitted by the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Council on Governmental Relgations (COGR) On new safeguarding requirements
in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations System (DFARS). The DFARS modifications would implement requirements by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to expand safeguards on Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). In their comments, AAU and COGR note an apparent contradiction between the revised 7008 and 7012 clauses on notification requirement and suggest that the Department of Defense clarify its intent. Additionally, AAU and COGR urge the Department to include a provision stating that projects determined to be fundamental research do not involve covered defense information subject to the safeguarding requirements.