552.237-73 Restriction on Disclosure of Information.

As prescribed in 537.270, insert the following clause:

Restriction on Disclosure of Information (June2009)

      (a)  The Contractor shall, in the performance of this contract, keep all information contained in source documents or other media furnished by the Government in the strictest confidence. The Contractor shall not publish or otherwise divulge such information in whole or in part, in any manner or form, nor authorize or permit others to do so. The Contractor shall take such reasonable measures as are necessary to restrict access to such information, while in the Contractor’s possession, to those employees needing such information to perform the work provided herein, i.e.,on a “need to know” basis. The Contractor shall immediately notify, in writing, the Contracting Officer in the event that the Contractor determines or has reason to suspect a breach of this requirement.

      (b)  The Contractor shall not disclose any information concerning the work under this contract to any persons or entity unless the Contractor obtains prior written approval from the Contracting Officer.

      (c)  The Contractor shall insert the substance of this clause in any consultant agreement or subcontract under this contract.

      (d)  Any unauthorized disclosure of information may result in termination of this contract for cause.

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