Defense Cybersecurity Assurance Program

Supporting companies affected by the NIST SP 800-171 requirements

ABOUT THE DEFENSE CYBERSECURITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM

DCAP supports defense contractors across the supply chain by offering expert cybersecurity consulting services and matching funds to qualifying defense suppliers that need assistance in becoming compliant with NIST SP 800-171.

The Defense Cybersecurity Assurance Program, through a grant from the Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment, provides support to companies that have a strong need for support in achieving compliance with NIST 800-171. The University of Michigan, along with its partners, The Ohio State University and Purdue University, provide compliance assistance to companies with operations in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.

ABOUT DCAP and DCAP PARTNERS

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Through the past successful Defense Manufacturing Assistance Programs, The University of Michigan, The Ohio State University, and Purdue University, have extensive and successful experience in providing services to impacted companies and communities. Support for the program comes from the Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

While operating the DMAP, the University of Michigan and its partners recognized the resource challenges companies were facing in their quest toward becoming compliant with the newly required NIST 800-171 guidelines. The program identified that with the appropriate connection to funding and expert cyber security consultants the path toward compliance had a much higher success rate. Thus, DCAP will support the DOD’s goals to retain the critical manufacturing infrastructure, capacity, and capabilities to meet national security priorities

CLIENTS

Are you in the defense supply chain?

December 31, 2017, was the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD) deadline for all defense contractors, at any tier of the supply chain, handling Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) to be compliant with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171.

What is NIST 800-171?

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171 guidelines protect the confidentiality of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) in non-federal systems and organizations. Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 252.204-7012 requires that all DoD suppliers implement NIST SP 800-171 to address 14 security families.

What is the risk of not being compliant?

  • If you are a government contractor, failure to meet these requirements may result in the loss of existing and/or future contracts.
  • A breach of security in the defense supply chain is a potential risk to national security.

COMPANY ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

1. THE COMPANY HAS OPERATIONS IN MICHIGAN, OHIO, OR INDIANA

2. At least 10% annually of business revenues from DOD-derived contracts currently or within the past 5 years

3. Or demonstrate critical potential to address a particular need in the defense supply chain

DCAP Staff

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Jamie Crowley Program Manager
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Ashlee Breitner Project Manager
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Sarah Crane Project Manager
Tracy Ross Sized
Tracy Ross Project Coordinator