The PTAC Team has been supporting our clients to better understand the Department of Defense new cybersecurity requirements. This is a critical contracting element, receiving a higher level of importance, in part due to the recent cybersecurity events, and to this end we have an article to share and a Webinar you should consider registering for:
The following is the lead article in the January 2021, Issue 19 of “THELINK: Connecting Suppliers with DLA”:
HOT: Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and Contract Self Assessments:
The DoD is working to enhance the protection of controlled unclassified information (CUI) within the supply chain with CMMC. The CMMC effort builds upon existing regulation (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 252.204-7012) that is based on trust by adding a verification component with respect to cybersecurity requirements.
As of November 30, 2020, if an offeror is required to have implemented the National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication (NIST SP) 800–171 security requirements on their information systems pursuant to DFARS clause 252.204–7012 “Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting,” they must complete an assessment and post their results in the Supplier Performance Risk Systems (SPRS) in order to be eligible for contract award In Accordance With DFARS 252.204-7019 & 252.204-7020. This includes new delivery or task orders issued against existing Indefinite Delivery Contracts.
To support our clients, we are sponsoring the following webinar on February 18, 2021
Topic: Completing the DoD Assessment Methodology requirement in Supplier Performance Risk System (SPRS)
Description: Struggling to fill out the required DoD Assessment Methodology and required SPRS submission? The DoD self-assessment score plays a critical role in showing your clients that your information is properly protected and, if not completed, can make you ineligible for certain DoD contracts. In this webinar, we will cover why you need to fill out this assessment, how to fill it out and submit it to the DoD’s SPRS system, and what your score really means for your business.
Presenter: Scott Dawson, President & Co-founder of Core Business Solutions
Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance PTAC
Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission PTAC
Southeast Pennsylvania PTAC
Time: February 18, 2021 10:00 AM
Cost: Free Event
The NEPA Alliance PTAC Team hopes you are able to participate in the February 18th webinar.
If you have any questions on the webinar, CMMC, or the DoD self-assessment, do not hesitate to contact us at: 570-655-5581 and select option 2 to speak to a PTAC Counselor.