Years ago, governments defended themselves through espionage and military engagement. Today, there are still plenty of both. However, the form they’ve taken has changed drastically. Physical spies have given way to higher levels of digital reconnaissance. To defend against these threats, the U.S government created the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) in 2017.
Without getting too deep into how DFARS functions as an organization, and what countries need to be aware of DFARS compliance, here we’ll cover go through a complete step by step breakdown of how to become DFARS compliant.
Naturally, a government mandate tasked with protecting sensitive information is going to be extremely comprehensive and (at times) exhausting. The NIST SP 800-171 is essentially all the inputs, outputs, regulations and requirements for any businesses looking to complete their DFARS compliant statement.