DOD plans to finalize rulemaking in December allowing officials to assess compliance with NIST standard

By Sara Friedman / June 30, 2022 at 10:54 AM
The Pentagon is planning to issue a final rule in December establishing a regime for Defense Department acquisition officials to conduct assessments of a contractor's compliance with NIST Special Publication 800-171. The December final rule concerns the NIST 800-171 Assessment Methodology, which “enables DOD to assess contractor implementation of the cybersecurity requirements in NIST SP 800-171, Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) In Nonfederal Systems and Organizations,” according to the Spring 2022 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. The agenda...

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