Tag Archives: Office of Management and Budget

OMB Issues New Draft Cyber Guidance for Contractors

By Susan Cassidy, Alex Sarria On August 11, 2015, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a draft guidance memorandum intended to improve cybersecurity protections in federal acquisitions. Specifically, the proposed memorandum provides direction to federal agencies on “implementing strengthened cybersecurity protections in Federal acquisitions for products or services that generate, collect, maintain, disseminate, … Continue Reading

HHS Regulatory Review Plan Contemplates Modifications to HIPAA

 By Anna Kraus Last Thursday, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released the preliminary regulatory review plans of 30 federal agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  The regulatory review plans were mandated by President Obama in an executive order issued earlier this year, and are intended to identify initiatives to … Continue Reading

Coming Soon: Final HITECH Act HIPAA Privacy/Security Rules

In July of last year, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office for Civil Rights issued a proposed regulation implementing changes to HIPAA resulting from the HITECH Act.  As we previously reported, the proposed regulation significantly expands the scope of the privacy, security, and enforcement provisions of HHS’s existing HIPAA rules. Last month, … Continue Reading