Pentagon agency to conduct contractor compliance survey based on NIST standard

By Sara Friedman / March 31, 2022 at 12:24 PM
The Defense Contract Management Agency is planning to evaluate information submitted by contractors on their compliance with NIST Special Publication 800-171 to get a better understanding of whether the defense industrial base is meeting the current standard for handling sensitive data. The Pentagon established a process in 2020 through an interim final rule requiring companies to submit their scores for compliance with NIST Special Publication 800-171 to the Defense Department through the Supplier Performance Risk System. The process was intended...

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