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 Sting2019-09-09T21:48:54-07:00

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…2018-09-04T12:43:12-07:00

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 know2019-09-09T22:40:29-07:00

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 [...]

What does a FIPS 199 impact assessment mean to you?2019-05-14T07:36:50-07:00

What changed in NIST 800-171r1?

If you must comply with NIST 800-171 under DFARS you may wonder what has changed with the first revision, released in December, 2016.  There are two substantive changes: 1.  "Information Systems" has been replaced by "Systems" throughout the document.  This [...]

What changed in NIST 800-171r1?2017-06-28T15:00:14-07:00

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 legal2018-11-30T08:56:50-07:00