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Government contractors who do business with the Veterans Affairs Administration (VA) will soon have a great deal of increased cyber security and data privacy responsibilities after the VA recently updated cyber security compliance regulations. These new regulations better protect sensitive VA-related data stored in a contractor’s IT systems. The VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) is increasing focus on immediate breach notification requirements, the liquidated damages related to those breaches as well as unscheduled and intermittent site visits to inspect the IT systems housing the VA-related data. Contractors need to be in compliance with the new regulations in order to avoid the possible heavy penalties.