For public or private sector company that supplies goods and services to the federal government, NIST 800-171 applies.
Ted Brown and John Piccininn, Identiv10.22.17
If you are a public or private sector company that supplies goods and services to the federal government, NIST 800-171 applies to you.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released Special Publication 800-171 pertaining to all Department of Defense (DoD) and federal contractors with access to controlled unclassified information (CUI). The publication encompasses the protection of sensitive federal information and (CUI) in non-federal information systems and organizations.
The deadline to comply, as stated by the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), is December 31, 2017.
How Are You Affected?
Compliance with NIST 800-171 is meant to standardize the way in which organizations access and protect CUI that resides in non-federal information systems. The federal government routinely shares information with state and local government, colleges and universities, and independent organizations, contractors and sup
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