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DFARS 252.204-7012: Aerojet Rockets to a Courtroom Sting


I was stunned to learn that Aerojet, a division of Rocketdyne, set legal precedent three weeks ago in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of California. The heart of the matter is an allegation that Aerojet made false [...]

DFARS 252.204-7012: Aerojet Rockets to a Courtroom Sting2021-01-28T16:03:51-08:00

DFARS 252.204-7012: Terms to know


DFARS 252.204-7012 requires that, as a DoD contractor, your organization and your subcontractors must obtain certification of compliance. The deadline has now passed to meet DFARS compliance rules that put cybersecurity safeguards on what the U.S. government calls 'controlled unclassified [...]

DFARS 252.204-7012: Terms to know2020-07-14T22:41:27-07:00

DFARS Compliance and the Little Old Lady


Oli Thordarson, CEO of Alvaka Networks Alvaka Networks has a series of pages on various IT compliance regulations for sectors like HIPAA, PCI, DFARS and more. Many of these pages have web forms visitors can fill in for more information, [...]

DFARS Compliance and the Little Old Lady2020-05-28T13:28:59-07:00

DFARS Compliance


DFARS 252.204-7012 Compliance & Remediation Services. Alvaka DFARS 252.204-7012 Compliance & Remediation Services deliver comprehensive DFARS readiness assessments, compliance remediation consulting and certification support. Learn how we can help you become DFARS compliant. [...]

DFARS Compliance2022-11-29T01:32:25-08:00

How to get DFARS 252.204-7012 compliant and legal


December 31, 2017 is an important date for many in the DoD world. For those with contracts subject to DFARS 252.204-7012 it might feel like an overwhelming and impending date. I am sure this is another heavy responsibility thrown onto your plate with the expectation you get it done.

How to get DFARS 252.204-7012 compliant and legal2023-02-07T07:54:22-08:00

DFARS 252.204-7012 is going to define new winners and losers in defense contracting


Kevin McDonald has just published his latest article of DFARS (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement) at If you fall into this category, a recently implemented rule from the Department of Defense called the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) [...]

DFARS 252.204-7012 is going to define new winners and losers in defense contracting2020-04-08T23:08:28-07:00

DFARS pre-assessment questionnaire


Los Angeles, CA - Tonight I am reviewing our new DFARS Pre-Assessment Questionnaire that has just been updated for 2017. It is a very compact 30 questions in a four page document. It of course is not a full DFARS assessment, but it is step one of your process you must do before anything else on your DFARS compliance journey.

DFARS is the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement. It is a supplement to the FAR that provides DoD-specific acquisition regulations that DoD government acquisition officials – and those contractors doing business with DoD – must follow in the procurement process for goods and services.

If you are an aerospace company, Department of Defense contractor or another type of organization that falls under....

DFARS pre-assessment questionnaire2023-02-07T08:01:16-08:00

Pentagon’s lack of cyber authority leaves data at risk…


Lawmakers on the Senate Armed Forces Committee claim that the Department of Defense is not taking strong enough action against defense contractors in regards to protecting Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), which is putting all of that data at risk. Given [...]

Pentagon’s lack of cyber authority leaves data at risk…2022-11-28T23:18:39-08:00

NIST 800-171


NIST 800-171 Compliance Services. Alvaka peforms DFARS readiness assessments to provide for NIST 800-171 compliance by assessing your company's systems to determine if the correct procedures and methodology are in place to meet the DoD's requirements [...]

NIST 800-1712022-11-22T20:33:35-08:00

What does a FIPS 199 impact assessment mean to you?


If you are a subcontractor to a prime defense contractor like Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Boeing, General Dynamics and others, you need to know about FIPS 199 and why doing a FIPS impact assessment is important to your DFARS [...]

What does a FIPS 199 impact assessment mean to you?2021-09-09T23:01:23-07:00