Adding another building block to implementation of the President’s cybersecurity executive order issued in February 2013, the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released its Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework on October 22, 2013. As discussed in greater detail in the attached Bullet Analysis by David Bodenheimer, Evan Wolff, and Eliot Golding, this framework has major implications not only for companies operating in the various critical infrastructure sectors (e.g., defense industrial base, information technology, banking, energy, chemical, and critical manufacturing), but also for government contractors that may see the framework’s impact upon future revisions to the FAR’s cybersecurity requirements.