Ensure compliance with specific requirements & standards

The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) includes a set of contract clauses that are applicable to Department of Defense (DoD) contractors.

These clauses are designed to ensure compliance with specific requirements and standards related to security, data protection, and other areas critical to the defense industry. Here are some key DFARS contract clauses:

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    DFARS 252.204-7012: This clause, titled “Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting,” mandates that contractors safeguard sensitive defense information and report cyber incidents. It requires compliance with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-171, which outlines security requirements for protecting controlled unclassified information (CUI).

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    DFARS 252.204-7008: Known as “Compliance with Safeguarding Covered Defense Information Controls,” this clause requires contractors to implement the security controls specified in NIST SP 800-171 to protect CUI.

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    DFARS 252.204-7009: This clause, titled “Limitations on the Use or Disclosure of Third-Party Contractor Reporting of Cyber Incidents,” addresses the sharing and handling of information related to cyber incidents between the government and contractors.

These are just a few examples of the DFARS contract clauses that contractors may encounter. Compliance with these clauses is essential for DoD contractors to maintain eligibility for defense contracts and to protect sensitive information. Contractors must carefully review and understand the specific requirements outlined in these clauses to ensure full compliance with the DoD’s regulations and standards.

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