Helping You Achieve NIST 800-171 Compliance

Meeting the requirements of DFARS clause 252.204-7012 and the coming CUI FAR clause is crucial to your success as a government contractor. Whether you are just getting started with compliance, or have been navigating regulations for years, ATS can help you achieve compliance in a complex landscape.

ATS Compliance Framework

We take a holistic and structured approach to effectively and efficiently satisfy the NIST 800-171 controls.
  • Identify the key stakeholders in your organization who will need to participate in the compliance effort.
  • Identify the types of CUI in your organization and relevant information systems
  • Conduct a baseline assessment of your organization’s current infrastructure against the NIST 800-171 control set
  • Identify the areas for improvement to satisfy the controls
  • Create a Plan of Action and Milestones document(PoAM)
  • Create an initial systems security plan
  • Prioritize the action items
  • Assign responsibility
  • Implement improvements to people, processes and technology

Use NIST 800-171A as a guide to generate evidence to support the assertation that the controls have been satisfied.

  • Ensure ongoing actives such as risk assessments, vulnerability assessments, penetration tests, and documentation reviews are taking place on a regularly scheduled basis.
  • Confirm key stakeholders are up-to-date on any changes in guidelines and regulations that need to be addressed
  • Instill continuous improvement as a fundamental aspect of day-to-day operations

The Core of Our Approach

We understand that accountability for complying with the NIST 800-171 guidelines lies with your organization. We want to partner with you and share the responsibility of satisfying these controls.

Managing the risk and implementing improvements relevant to protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your information and information systems is fundamental to any compliance effort. We look at the people, processes, and technology to achieve your compliance objectives.

Not complying with the NIST 800-171 guidelines will increase your organizations risk as a Government Contractor.


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