As a DIB contractor, navigating the extensive NIST 800-171 and CMMC requirements can be overwhelming. With contract duties spanning various areas, including DFARS 7012, 7019, or 7020 clauses, it's crucial to take action promptly. Schedule a call with TSI to explore how we can assist you in achieving NIST 800-171 compliance. We'll support you in conducting readiness assessments, developing SSPs, creating POAMs, and improving SPRS scores.

What is NIST SP 800-171?

NIST 800-171, established by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), comprises security guidelines and requirements. It offers a framework of security controls and best practices, essential for safeguarding Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Government defense contractors must adhere to NIST 800-171 to fulfill contractual obligations involving CUI handling. Organizations governed by the DFARS 7012 clause are mandated to assess their security posture, implement necessary controls, and conduct security checks to demonstrate compliance with these guidelines.

TSI: Your Ally in Assisting DoD Contractors

NIST 800-171 includes 14 domain families addressing various facets of information security to protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). These domains include access control, training, auditing, configuration management, authentication, incident response, maintenance, media protection, personnel security, physical security, risk assessment, security authorization, system and communications protection, and system integrity. Each domain provides tailored guidance and regulations, enhancing the security posture of non-federal systems and organizations entrusted with handling CUI.

How Does TSI Help DoD Contractors Like You?

We address all NIST 800-171 & CMMC 2.0 controls

We develop audit-ready compliance policies and documentation

TSI is C3PAO assessed & CMMC compliant ready

We guide you through the entire SPRS submission and CMMC 2.0
security program process

We minimize the costs and time to implement NIST 800-171 & CMMC
compliant environments, ensuring your good standing with the DoD

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Navigating Through NIST SP 800-171 Challenges

Bringing every operational aspect in line with NIST SP 800-171 can be a colossal task. This process involves assessing current practices to pinpoint deficiencies and implement necessary changes. These changes may encompass adopting new tools, providing training, or adjusting strategies as needed.

With TSI as your IT ally, this task transforms from overwhelming to entirely manageable.

NIST 800-171 Compliance Resources

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DFARS 7012 requires compliance to NIST 800-171 | Contractors must report cybersecurity incidents to DoD within 72 hours | Cooperation with DoD investigators is required

DFARS 7019 & 7020 require a self-assessment and accurate reporting of your Supplier Performance Risk System (SPRS) score

Failing to meet these requirements may be considered a material breach of your contract terms, potentially leading to the loss of your current contract, ability to pursue future contracts or prosecution under the False Claims Act (FCA)

Determine your current compliance status with NIST 800-171:

  • Check with your Prime or Contracting Officer.
  • Review your RFI/RFPs and Section H of DoD Contracts (and other agencies).

Conduct NIST 800-171 Readiness Assessment.

Calculate and submit NIST score to SPRS.

Develop NIST 800-171 Report and Implementation Roadmap.

Begin formulating System Security Plan (SSP).

Generate Plan of Actions and Milestones (POAM).

Regularly maintain and update SSP.

NIST 800-171 & CMMC 2.0 cybersecurity risk assessment report including prioritized recommendations.

Updated and accurate SPRS score.

Plan of Action and Milestones (POAM).

Develop framework of System Security Plan (SSP).

NIST 800-171 & CMMC 2.0 Implementation Roadmap.



The Path to NIST 800-171 Compliance Begins Here

Find out how TSI can help your organization achieve NIST 800-171 compliance - connect with a TSI compliance expert for an introductory phone call to discuss your unique and specific needs. Call us at (508) 543-6979 or click the button below to get started.