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Defense Contractors: How to Approach Meeting NIST SP 800-171 Requirements

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Fifth Domain just published an article written by CyberSaint CEO, George Wrenn.

Just about all defense contractors are smaller organizations than the U.S. Department of Defense, and very few are well versed in the often obscure terms and acronyms used by it.

At the same time, all defense contractors must be compliant with the National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-171 (NIST SP 800-171) by Dec. 31, 2017. The Special Publication describes what they must do to protect covered defense information (CDI) and controlled unclassified information (CUI). This information can pass through their IT systems as a result of the activities they conduct in support of the various DoD departments and agencies.

Few civilian organizations are as prepared as they should be at this point for the level of specificity and the DFARS compliance requirements that military agencies see as standard. NIST SP 800-171 helps these organizations comply so that they aren’t prevented from doing business with the military.

Here are a few key ways in which defense contractors (especially smaller defense contractors), can properly prepare themselves to achieve full compliance with NIST SP 800-171, a 76-page document that can be accessed on NIST’s website.

Read the full article, written by CyberSaint CEO George Wrenn on Fifth Domain Cyber.

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