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Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)
« on: November 21, 2019, 07:05:03 AM »

The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) is a set of cybersecurity regulations that the Department of Defense (DoD) now imposes on external contractors and suppliers.

This definitive guide provides detailed information about how the regulation applies to DoD contractors, what the minimum requirements are, and the options DoD contractors have available to meet compliance standards.

An Overview of DFARS Compliance

As cyber threats become more serious, cyber security technology continues to expand and evolve. Therefore, addressing security threats has become an ever-increasing priority for the federal government. Enforcement of “Controlled Unclassified Information” (CUI) protection continues to intensify as private government contractors and other non-federal organizations are continually required to update their security systems and procedures to meet the threats of the day.

In December 2015, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) published a FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations) supplement referred to as the Defense Acquisition Federal Regulation Supplement (DFARS). The DFARS is intended to maintain cybersecurity standards according to requirements laid out by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), specifically NIST SP 800-171.