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NIST SP 800–171

Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) in Nonfederal Information Systems


NIST SP 800-171 dictates how contractors and subcontractors of federal agencies should manage Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). It is designed specifically for non-federal information systems and organizations. IAPMO SCB gap analysis and compliance assessments for Department of Defense contractors all over the United States to help them comply with Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) regulations.

Benefits of compliance

Companies that implement the requirements of NIST SP 800-171 commonly find benefits such as:

  • Enhances the comprehension, control and mitigation of cybersecurity threats and data loss incidents, and the ensuing expenses associated with recovery.
  • Empowers companies to ascertain the key tasks required for delivering critical operations and service delivery.
  • Serves as evidence of status as a reliable organization that safeguards vital assets.
  • Aids in the allocation of resources to ensure the most efficient utilization of each cybersecurity expenditure, optimizing its overall impact.
  • Satisfies contractual and regulatory responsibilities and mandates.
  • Sustains a broader information security initiative.

Step 1: Gap analysis

The gap analysis discovers gaps between your current NIST SP 800 and the new requirements. Our highly qualified team will take a close look at your network and procedures and interview your internal IT team to determine the level of compliance. We will then provide you with a detailed gap analysis report identifying the gaps and ideas on how to fill them so that you and your team can create your own remediation plan for compliance.

Step 2: Compliance assessment

Once the gaps in the report have been addressed and your organization is ready to verify compliance with NIST SP 800-171 and CMMC Level 3, IAPMO SCB can provide a compliance assessment. Once the items in the compliance assessment have been addressed, IAPMO SCB will provide you with a NIST SP 800-171 Compliance Certification.

Our gap analysis includes CMMC Level 3

Our team will provide a detailed gap analysis report identifying the necessary steps to become compliant. System Security Plan (SSP): This document identifies the functions and features of your information system, including the Plan of Action and Milestones. The POA&M is a document that outlines the action items needed to reach compliance and the timeline to get there. In its final guidance, the Department of Defense states that an SSP and a POA&M are required in order to prove you are working toward a state of compliance.

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