Federal Government Contracting Knowledge Base

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Articles September 02, 2022 DoD Enforces NIST Qualifier on End-of-Year Contract Actions

For the first time, contractors' eligibility for end-of-year increased or new contract payments have a reporting condition, the Suppliers Performance Risk System (SPRS) score.

Articles May 07, 2021 Transitioning to CMMC: Advantages and Challenges in Manufacturing

Participants in the US Department of Defense supply chain will need to comply with new CMMC certification requirements for continued contract bidding. A review of what CMMC is, the immediate advantages of the new standard, and potential challenges to…

Articles June 10, 2021 CMMC Simplified: Best Practices for Preparing

To prevent cybersecurity events, the U.S. Department of Defense (“DoD”) commissioned the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (“CMMC”) for participants in the DoD supply chain. Learn more about the CMMC and how to prepare for compliance.

Articles February 15, 2022 The Department of Defense (DOD) Chief Information Officer (CIO) Announces New Cybersecurity Maturity Model (CMMC) 2.0 Requirements

CMMC is the DOD’s third-party certification program and provides proof contractors have implemented NIST 800-171 to protect critical information. Recently, CIO David McKeon announced and explained the updates to the DOD CIO’s CMMC 2.0, from CMMC 1.0.

Articles February 25, 2022 Gaining a Competitive Edge Within the Department of Defense (DoD) Supply Chain

The DoD CIO recently announced an updated version of the third-party certification, the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), from 1.0 to 2.0. There’s positive news for companies in the DIB – and there are also action items suppliers can…

Articles March 01, 2022 CMMC and Other Cyber Considerations for Management When Working with the U.S. Department of Defense

How management can address risks and considerations that may impact DoD suppliers in relation to NIST 800-171 compliance and the path toward CMMC 2.0.

Articles March 18, 2022 The Controlled Unclassified Information Champion’s Vital Role

This article outlines the critical importance of a ‘CUI Champion’ and how that relates to protecting controlled unclassified information in your organization.

Articles July 11, 2022 Implications of 16 June 2022 Acquisition and Sustainment DFARS Remedy Memorandum

This article provides an overview of complex contract compliance activities. Each action described requires in depth analytics from a DoD Contracting, CUI, NIST, and CMMC experienced and certified professional to accurately execute.