Raytheon Supplier Cybersecurity
We are steadfast in our commitment to working with our suppliers to keep sensitive information safe, secure and out of the hands of those who would use it to endanger global security.
We rely on our suppliers to deliver technologically advanced products and services to our customers. Many of the products and services we purchase from our suppliers use technologies or processes that have intellectual value which makes Raytheon, and our suppliers, potential targets for sophisticated cyber threats. Together, we play a shared role in securing our global supply chain.
On October 21, 2016, the DOD published the Final Rule for DFARS 252.204-7012, Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Reporting. This follows the interim rules that were published in August 2015 and December 2015. It represents DoD’s efforts to prevent improper access of important unclassified information in the supply base. The DFARs clause contains the following main requirements:
Contractors must provide adequate security for covered contractor information systems," to include implementing the security controls of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) SP 800-171, as soon as practical but no later than Dec 31, 2017. A "covered contractor information system" is defined as an unclassified system that is owned, or operated by or for, a contractor and that processes, stores, or transmits covered defense information.
For all contracts awarded prior to October 1, 2017, the contractor must notify the U.S. Department of Defense’s Chief Information Officer, via email at email@example.com, within 30 days of contract award, of any NIST SP 800-171 requirements not yet implemented. The DoD CIO can also approve, in writing, requests to vary from NIST SP 800-171 requirements
CYBER INCIDENT REPORTING
Contractors must report cyber incidents to the DoD at https://dibnet.dod.mil within 72 hours of discovery, and subcontractors must provide the incident report number, automatically assigned by DoD, to the prime Contractor (or next higher-tier subcontractor) as soon as practicable. Contractors must also conduct a review for evidence of compromise, isolate and submit malicious software in accordance with instructions provided by the Contracting Officer, preserve and protect images of all known affected information systems and relevant monitoring/packet capture data for at least 90 days for potential DoD review, and provide DoD with access to additional information or equipment that is necessary to conduct a forensic analysis.
This DFARS clause must be flowed down in any subcontracts or similar contractual instruments in which subcontract performance will involve covered defense information or operationally critical support. The clause must be flowed down without alteration, except to identify the parties, to all subtiers handling covered defense information. The full DFARS clause can be found in its entity under Related Links.
Together, the threats we face necessitate that we work together to minimize risk, protect our sensitive information, and safeguard our global security. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
A: Covered Defense Information is unclassified controlled technical information or other information, as described in the Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) Registry at www.archives.gov/cui/registry/category-list.html, that requires safeguarding or dissemination controls pursuant to and consistent with law, regulations, and government-wide policies, and is:
- Marked or otherwise identified in the contract, task order, or delivery order and provided to the contractor by or on behalf of DoD in support of the performance of the contract; or
- Collected, developed, received, transmitted, used, or stored by or on behalf of the contractor in support of the performance of the contract.
A: A covered contractor information system is an unclassified information system that is owned, or operated by or for, a contractor and that processes, stores, or transmits covered defense information.
A:National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released special Publication 800-171 Revision 1, Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Non-Federal Information Systems and Organizations, in December 2016. This document can be found under Related Links. Some of the changes include generalizing "information systems" to "systems" and formalizing the requirement of a System Security Plan ("SSP").
A SSP, as defined by the NIST 800-171 Revision 1, is a document that describes how an organization meets the security requirements for a system or how an organization plans to meet the requirements. In particular, the system security plan describes the system boundary; the environment in which the system operates; how the security requirements are implemented; and the relationships with or connections to other systems. In addition, the NIST notes that nonfederal organizations should develop plans of action that describe how any unimplemented security requirements will be met and how any planned mitigations will be implemented. Organizations can document the system security plan and plan of action as separate or combined documents and in any chosen format.
A resource for developing SSPs and Plans of Actions can be found at Cyber Security Evaluation Tool (scroll down to C/SET).
Raytheon has developed step by step instructions to assist our suppliers (under Related Links). Raytheon provides this for informational purposes only and makes no express or implied warranties as to its content.
There are various resources available to assist suppliers with Cyber Security. Raytheon provides the following for information purposes only.