Congratulations, you just won a contract—or are seeking to expand your business through a government contract. Let Pacific Computer Consultants managed IT services help you achieve and maintain the necessary compliance. We streamline the way to compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS).

Let’s lay some groundwork. FAR is the set of regulations that govern all acquisitions and contracting with the U.S. government and DFARS accompanies FAR as an addition. The Department of Defense (DoD) is the administrative body behind DFARS, but the reach of DFARS requirements extends to more than that organization. The NIST SP 800-171 is a National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Special Publication that makes recommendations and sets requirements for protecting the confidentiality of controlled unclassified information (CUI).

As a contractor, you are required to implement the recommended requirements to demonstrate sufficient security is in place to protect the information included in the contract. Even if your business is just part of the contract supply chain, the implementation of the security requirements in NIST SP 800-171 is expected.

Benefits of an Experienced NIST Sp 800–171 Compliance Consultant

So where do you start with an undertaking of NIST SP 800-171? We’re glad you asked. Government compliance isn’t new for us. PCC knows cybersecurity and we get compliance. We understand the NIST SP 800-171 requirements inside and out. And with PCC you benefit from partnering with a managed IT consultant who reach and maintains compliance with countless companies. We know how to assess your contract and match it with your particular infrastructure, systems, and processes to define the degree of complexity needed to position your business squarely within compliance.

First, we identify where gaps may exist that may prevent you from being compliant with DFARS. Our assessment leaves no stone unturned—from Access Control to Awareness and Training, and Maintenance to Incident Response. From there, we work out your plan. Remember, you aren’t starting from scratch. You have IT infrastructures in place and you already have some security measures set up to protect information. We will determine if your existing systems satisfy the 800-171 security requirements and what solutions need to be implemented to completely satisfy the security requirements.

You will know immediately that we are your advocate. While it’s necessary to meet compliance, there isn’t a single solution or way to do this. As we gain an understanding of your environment we will apply appropriate security solutions to meet your situation. We will implement rightsized, effective, measures to satisfy the requirements without overbuilding. PCC will determine where to focus efforts to maximize the impact of each dollar you spend on cybersecurity.

We care about compliance, but we care about your growth. The complexity of SP 800-171 shouldn’t be a barrier. You may see the cybersecurity requirements for government contracts as too complicated, especially if your operation is small. Remember, that’s why you are working with PCC. We will help you to realize it's possible to get in compliance and stay in compliance. Let PCC open your business up to financially rewarding and reputation-boosting government contracts.