DFARS Compliance for Defense Contractors

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Secure Your Defense Contracts with DFARS Compliance Expertise

At InterSec Inc., we specialize in providing tailored cybersecurity services to help your organization achieve and maintain DFARS (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement) compliance. With our team of experienced professionals, we're ready to guide you through the process of meeting NIST SP 800-171 requirements and securing lucrative defense contracts.

InterSec's NIST-based Compliance Service takes the load off of you so that you can focus on your core business activities.

Why DFARS Compliance Matters

DFARS compliance is crucial for organizations looking to work with the Department of Defense (DoD) as it sets stringent requirements for data storage, communication methods, material sourcing, and more. Staying compliant with NIST SP 800-171 demonstrates your commitment to protecting Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and maintaining the highest security standards within your organization.
Customized engagement backed by deep technical expertise
Benefit from our deep technical expertise in NIST-based compliance, backed by years of consulting and advisory experience across numerous gap assessments, advisory, and assessment projects.

Time and Resource Savings
Our assessors' extensive knowledge of the defense industry and technology enables them to quickly identify gaps and create an efficient NIST 800-171 compliance roadmap, allowing you to allocate your resources more effectively.

Comprehensive requirements
We provide detailed NIST 800-171 compliance requirements and implementation guidance to help you address deficiencies and achieve DFARS compliance.

Independent advice
Our vendor-neutral approach ensures thorough and objective advice, allowing for an accurate analysis of the requirements affecting your business.

Why do you need to be DFAR

Companies supplying services to the Department of Defense must adhere to the minimum security standards outlined by DFARS compliance regulations.

To achieve success with the newly introduced Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), organizations must demonstrate complete implementation of DFARS/NIST SP 800-171 and ongoing monitoring of DFARS compliance. Failure to do so will result in the denial of new defense contracts, potential fines, and the possible termination of existing agreements.

Before achieving DFARS compliance, contractors and non-federal organizations must undergo a readiness assessment and furnish objective evidence to demonstrate adherence to all requirements. The categories of DFARS requirements include:
  • Access Control
  • Awareness and Training
  • Configuration Management
  • Identification and Authentication
  • Instant Response
  • Maintenance
  • Media Protection
  • Personnel Security
  • Physical Protection
  • Risk Assessment
  • Security Assessment
  • System and Communications
  • Protection
  • System and Information
  • Information Integrity

Protecting sensitive information

Being DFARS compliant ensures that your organization properly safeguards Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and other sensitive data related to national security. Compliance helps prevent unauthorized access and potential leaks that could compromise security and defense operations.

Maintaining business with the Department of Defense (DoD

o continue providing services to the DoD, companies must adhere to DFARS compliance regulations. Non-compliance can result in the loss of current contracts and the inability to secure new ones.

Enhancing cybersecurity posture

Compliance with DFARS requirements strengthens your organization's overall cybersecurity position by implementing best practices and industry standards. It enhances the security of your organization's entire IT infrastructure.

Avoiding financial penalties

Non-compliant organizations may face substantial fines and legal consequences. Ensuring DFARS compliance helps avoid these financial and reputational risks.

Building trust and credibility

Achieving DFARS compliance demonstrates your organization's commitment to maintaining high-security standards. This can improve your reputation and help build trust with the DoD, other government agencies, and potential clients.

Mitigating risk

Compliance with DFARS regulations helps identify and address potential vulnerabilities within your organization's systems, reducing the risk of cyberattacks, data breaches, and security incidents.

features of DFARS ComPLiance

InterSec can apply its experience with NIST SP 800171 and other NIST-based assessments to your organization. Our DFARS engagement process includes a well-rounded process.

Gap analysis

Our advisory team conducts a comprehensive assessment of your information systems, security boundaries, policies, and procedures against NIST SP 800-171. We provide a detailed compliance status report and a roadmap for achieving DFARS compliance.


Our team develops and tests a DFARS security assessment program (SAP), including NIST SP 800-171 controls. The assessment report highlights your organization's compliance status with DFARS.


We help design and document a System Security Plan (SSP) and supporting documents to ensure DFARS compliance. Our advisory services also include DFARS reference architecture recommendations and engineering roadmap considerations.


We provide presentations and discussions about NIST 800-171 requirements, compliance processes, and current technical capabilities to the client.

Frequently Asked Questions about DFARS Compliance

What is DFARS and why is it important for defense contractors?

DFARS (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement) is a set of rules and regulations that apply to companies working with the Department of Defense (DoD). Compliance with DFARS is crucial for defense contractors, as it helps protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and demonstrates their commitment to maintaining high-security standards.

What are the key components of NIST SP 800-171?

NIST SP 800-171 is a set of security requirements for protecting CUI in non-federal systems and organizations. The standard includes 14 families of security requirements, covering areas such as access control, incident response, risk assessment, and system and information integrity.

How can InterSec Inc. help my organization become DFARS compliant?

InterSec Inc. offers a comprehensive suite of services to help your organization achieve and maintain DFARS compliance. Our experienced team provides tailored engagement, gap analysis, advisory, and assessment services, helping you navigate the complexities of NIST SP 800-171 and secure your defense contracts.

How long does it take to become DFARS compliant?

The timeline for achieving DFARS compliance varies depending on the complexity of your organization's information systems and the gaps that need to be addressed. With InterSec Inc.'s expertise, we help streamline the process by identifying gaps and providing a clear roadmap to achieve compliance as efficiently as possible.

What if my organization is not DFARS compliant?

Failure to achieve DFARS compliance may result in disqualification from bidding on or participating in DoD contracts, financial penalties, or even termination of existing contracts. It's essential to work with a trusted partner like InterSec Inc. to ensure your organization meets all necessary requirements and maintains a strong security posture.

Get Started with InterSec Inc.'s DFARS Compliance Solutions

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Secure your organization's future in the defense industry by partnering with InterSec Inc. for DFARS compliance solutions. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you meet NIST SP 800-171 requirements.