Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS/800-171) Compliance
What is DFARS?
The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) broadly stipulates that any company working with the Department of Defense, in any capacity, must meet certain data security benchmarks in order to acquire and maintain a contract.
It does not only fall to organizations hosting ‘sensitive information’ to meet this regulation – DFARS pertains to any organization looking to contract with the DoD.
Who needs to be compliant?
Anyone who is looking to win a contract to work with the DoD or other federal agencies is required to be DFARS compliant. Whether you are a large defense contractor or a smaller organization trying to win your first contract, DFARS compliance is a must.
Even if you do not currently bid on contracts with the DoD, you can take advantage of future opportunities by becoming DFARS compliant and showing your strong security posture.
What are the DFARS compliance requirements?
Achieve DFARS compliance with
our simple 3-step process:
The first step to becoming DFARS-compliant is to see how your organization is meeting the minimum DFARS requirements. This is referred to as a Gap Assessment, and is designed to determine the “gaps” or holes in your business’s security posture and to show you how to fill them.
Charles IT can help make sure you are compliant so you can take on the contracts that are critical to your business. Whether you are familiar or new to DFARS compliance, a Gap Assessment should be performed so there are no surprises come audit time.
Our Charles IT GAP Assessment may uncover issues relating to:
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DFARS Audit Assistance
Preparing for a DFARS audit is daunting, and navigating exactly what the auditors are looking for can be stressful.
Charles IT can guide you through this complex process. We can get the ball rolling by recommending DFARS auditors and then act on your behalf to produce the evidence needed to prove your security posture and effectiveness of controls.
Do not let this process distract you from what you do best: running your business. Let Charles IT step in and help you on the path to DFARS certification!
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