TITLE 48 - FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM
CHAPTER 30 - DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, HOMELAND SECURITY ACQUISITION REGULATION (HSAR)
SUBCHAPTER H - CLAUSES AND FORMS
PART 3052 - SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES
3052.237 - 71 - Information technology systems access for contractors.
As prescribed in (HSAR)
Information Technology Systems Access for Contractors (DEC 2003) (a) No contractor personnel shall start work under this contract that involves actual or potential access to sensitive information until (1) approved for access, (2) they have received a security briefing, or current refresher, about Information Technology (IT) security, from the appropriate Organizational Element (OE) Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO); and (3) have signed a non-disclosure agreement form.
This user security agreement is provided as an Attachment to this solicitation. By signing the user security agreement, the individual will be acknowledging their responsibility to properly use and safeguard all DHS OE information technology resources and information related thereto. The Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR) for this contract shall arrange the aforementioned security briefing. The ISSO is responsible for retaining the non-disclosure documents signed and submitted by the contractor employees as well evidence of security training.
(b) The contractor shall have access only to those areas of DHS OE information technology resources explicitly stated in this contract or approved by the COTR in writing as necessary for performance of the work under this contract. Information technology assets includes computer equipment, networking equipment, telecommunications equipment, cabling, network drives, computer drives, network software, computer software, software programs, intranet sites, and Internet sites. Any attempts by contractor personnel to gain access to any information technology resources not expressly authorized by the statement of work, other terms and conditions in this contract, or as approved in writing by the COTR, is strictly prohibited. In the event of violation of this provision, DHS will take appropriate actions with regard to the contract.
(c) Contractor access to DHS networks from a remote location is a temporary privilege for mutual convenience while the contractor performs business for the DHS OE. It is not a right, a guarantee of access, a condition of the contract, nor is it Government Furnished Equipment (GFE).
(d) Contractor access will be terminated for unauthorized use. The contractor agrees to hold and save DHS harmless from any unauthorized use and agrees not to request additional time or money under the contract for any delays resulting from unauthorized use or access.
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