Defense Contractors Must Comply with NIST SP 800-171 Now
A NIST SP 800-171 Readiness Assessment is a substantial step forward to CMMC compliance. The Department of Defense has not officially released CMMC requirements and training. So complying with CMMC requirements can prove challenging. Nonetheless, CMMC is on track to become a defense contract requirement, beginning in 2021.
CMMC does not permit contractors to have security gaps. Many companies may find mitigating compliance gaps could take months.
NIST SP 800-171 is at the root of CMMC compliance. Companies seeking to capitalize on CMMC compliance at the expense of less diligent competitors are performing NIST SP 800-171 Readiness Assessments now!
Companies seeking to capitalize on CMMC compliance at the expense of less diligent competitors are performing NIST SP 800-171 Readiness Assessments now!
No company wants the reputation as the weakest link in the US defense supply chain. Worse, no company wants to be publicly called out for it and and fined. Noncompliance with NIST SP 800-171 could result in a False Claims Act (FCA) action. Note: whistleblowers initiate 72 percent of FCA cases.