Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement
DFARS provides regulations that officials and contractors doing business with Department of Defense (DoD) must follow.
Compliance and Regulations
DFARS is a supplement to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Failure to be compliant with DFARS and the DoD, will result in criminal, civil, administrative, and contractual actions. Compliance requires using NIST 800-171 standards by applying 15 basic cyber security requirements to protect their information and reporting any and all cyber security incidents to the DoD.
NIST SP 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. Government contractors house a lot of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) without realizing it.
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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.
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