If your company generates Department of Defense(DoD) related revenue, you likely fall under DFARS. If you want your DoD contracts to continue in 2018, you need to take a close look at the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) clause 225.204-7012 before you're asked, which will most likely be within the quarter.
The DFARS requirement for 2018 clarified by Hon Ellen Lord is clear: Your System Security Plan and Plan of Actions and Mitigations are critical for DoD-related business success in this year, and full compliance to NIST SP 800-171 is required in the future.
Compliance was inevitably required to those documents to continue business with the DoD. The importance of the DFARS 252.204-7012 requirements and generating a suffiient SSP (System Security Plan) and POAM (Plan of Actions and Milestones) is at its peak.
Senator Jeanne Shaheen stated that coming from a small business state, she has heard the concerns of small businesses - which tend to be subcontractors and suppliers - regarding complying by the deadline.
The regulation gives all the government contractors the requirement of implementing NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-171, Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Information Systems and Organizations. The fastest, most thorough solution available that you can use to complete your assessment for the lowest cost (experts provided) is available here.
If you are a company that falls under the DFARS mandate and handles sensitive information, the DoD and our experts at CyberSaint, highly recommend (or require) having a POA&M and SSP in place. You can either use the CyberStrong platform to streamline compliance and automatically format and export your data into these documents for review, or you can put the documents together on your own.
- Export your required Plan of Actions & Mitigations (POAM) & System Security Plan (SSP) documents with a single click
- Guaranteed DoD acceptance of your compliance documents
- Protect current and future DoD-related revenue
- Maintain competitive advantage
- Report compliance to NIST SP 800-171 for all new contracts
- Includes StrongBase required written policies & procedures
Be aware that the compliance deadline has technically passed, and you will have to allot full company resources into getting these documents ready to have if requested. Regardless of your method, these documents are key for saving your contracts if you aren't yet fully compliant, and will put you in good standing for your primes or contracts against the competition. In 2018, make sure that you are woking on becoming compliant using these documents, and that you demonstrate your competativeness and adherence to DoD regulations if your business relies on defense-related revenue.
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