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Are recipients allowed to use third-party virtual platforms to perform work under EPA assistance agreements?

Yes, recipients may use a third-party platform(s); however, the platform(s) must be approved by their organization for collaboration. The recipient is required to follow all applicable cybersecurity requirements under state or tribal law and the national Cybersecurity Condition contained in their assistance agreement when collecting and managing environmental data or transferring environmental data to EPA.

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