DFARS Compliance Rhode Island

Everything You Need To Know About DFARS

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement

DFARS Compliance RI

I want to take this opportunity to thank IT Support RI for allowing Leo and JT to work with me on the NIST/CMMC project. They have done yeoman’s work and have been an invaluable asset to this project… not even mentioning the burden they have taken off of my shoulders. Yesterday’s 8-hour NIST Assessment audit was a good example of their professionalism, expertise, tireless efforts, and focus on “what’s best for the customer”.  The auditor has mentioned to me, on a few occasions, how impressed he is with “my team” (which includes Leo and JT), how knowledgeable my team is regarding the new cybersecurity protocols and government flow down requirements, and how far ahead we are of our competition.

 I hope the work done on this project provides an opportunity for IT Support RI to grow its own customer base, as they are becoming true experts in this growing cybersecurity space.

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President, Precision Engineering Inc.

What is DFARS?

DFARS is a supplement to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). DFARS provides regulations that officials and contractors doing business with Department of Defense must follow.

NIST 800-171

NIST SP 800-171 is a new rule that requires federal government contractors to apply 15 basic cyber security requirements to protect their information.

Non-compliance

Failure to be compliant with DFARS and the DoD, will result in criminal, civil, administrative, and contractual actions.
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All Defense contractors and subcontractors that process, store, or transmit covered defense information must be DFARS compliant.

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Are you a government contractor who’s concerned about staying compliant with data security?

Are you familiar with the recently updated NIST and DFARS Compliance Rules?

DFARS compliance requires ongoing attention and due diligence in cyber security.

What Is DFARS Compliance Rhode Island?

What is DFARS?
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement, or DFARS, is a supplement to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). DFARS provides Department of Defense (DoD) specific acquisition regulations that officials and contractors doing business with  DoD must follow in the procurement process for goods and services.

A recent DFARS clause regarding Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting, focuses on covered defense information (CDI) and controlled unclassified information (CUI).

DFARS states that DoD contractors must:

  1. Protect DoD information using NIST 800-171
  2. Report any and all cyber security incidents to DoD

All Defense contractors and subcontractors that process, store, or transmit covered defense information must be DFARS compliant.

NIST 800-171
NIST SP 800-171 is a Special Publication, focusing on Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Information Systems and Organizations. This list of security controls must be satisfied, and includes things like access control, incident response, awareness training, and auditing.

NIST SP 800-171 is a new rule recently published by the US Department of Defense (DoD), that requires federal government contractors to apply 15 basic cyber security safeguarding requirements and procedures to protect their information systems.

Government agencies house a lot of sensitive information. If you work with the US Government, that means you may have some of this sensitive information in your network. Government contractors house a lot of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) without realizing it.

Consequences of Being Non-compliant
Failure to be compliant with DFARS and the DoD, will result in a breach of contract. Both your data and your business will be at risk. You will be subject to criminal, civil, administrative, and contractual actions in law and equity for penalties, damages, and other appropriate remedies by the United States.

It will also leave you open to civil actions for damages and other appropriate remedies by any third parties that report a cyber incident.

Is Your Business DFARS Compliant?
Is your sensitive data secure? Do you need help getting DFARS Compliance Rhode Island?

At IT Support RI, we specialize in helping companies make sense of their IT while remaining DFARS complaint. When it comes to protecting information, we understand that there’s no room for error. You need to prevent potential problems from arising by securing your data and technology.

We offer full assessments of your systems, in order to identify compliance gaps. We provide recommendations to help you and your team develop a plan of attack to help close the gaps and achieve compliance.

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