Defense Cybersecurity Assurance Program (DCAP)

Helping keep the Department of Defense supply chain strong by supporting companies in cybersecurity resiliency

ABOUT DCAP

The Defense Cybersecurity Assurance Program (DCAP), primarily funded by the Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment, provides assistance to companies that have a strong need for support in achieving compliance with DFARS 252.204-7012. The University of Michigan, along with its partners, The Ohio State University and Purdue University, provide compliance assistance to companies across the states of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana through:

  • Offering expert cybersecurity consulting and funding to assist with DFARS 252.204-7012 compliance
  • Mapping resources and technologies capable of supplying critical cyber products and services
  • Hosting educational seminars about what cybersecurity compliance looks like today, changes coming, and what resources are available to SME’s to assist in the process

CYBERSECURITY SEMINAR INFORMATION

The new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) will require that 100% of all DoD contractors/suppliers achieve some level of 3rd party certification related to what is specified in their contracts.  Once the CMMC goes into effect, self-attestations will no longer be sufficient to bid on DoD contracts and it will affect all companies doing business in the defense supply chain regardless of the type of business.

Join us for a FREE seminar to learn what this means for your company, what resources are available to assist small to medium size companies in maintaining cybersecurity resiliency and hear industry experts talk on cybersecurity-related topics.

Who should attend?

  • Companies currently doing or looking to do business in the Department of Defense supply chain

  • Companies wanting to learn about the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification

Tabletop Registration

If you are a cybersecurity supplier or a company supporting the DoD supply chain for small to medium businesses please register for a free tabletop exhibit highlighting your services. For more information or to submit your request, please email Stephanie Ludwig at stludwig@umich.edu. – Exhibit space is limited.

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Michigan

In response to the rapidly evolving events surrounding COVID-19 (also called novel coronavirus), and compliance with CDC recommendations and the Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order 2020-21 from Governor Whitmer, we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone the Defense Supply Chain Cybersecurity Resiliency Seminar in Traverse City, MI. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes and will update you as we learn more and are able to schedule an alternative date. Thank you, and stay safe.

Location:

Networks Northwest Conference Center
1209 S. Garfield
Traverse City, MI 49686

Time:

TBD

Location:

Muskegon Innovation Hub at GVSU
200 Viridian Dr
Muskegon, MI 49440

Time:

8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Location:

Jackson Country Club
3135 Horton Road
Jackson, Michigan 49203

Time:

8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Registration
Location:

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Lodge
100 Covered Bridge Lane
Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Time:

8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Registration

Indiana

Location:

Purdue Research Park of Indianapolis
5225 Exploration Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46241

Time:

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

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Ohio

OSU DCAP Website

OTHER CYBERSECURITY EVENTS

Location:

Schoolcraft College
Jeffress Center, Room JC122
18600 Haggerty Rd
Livionia, MI 48152

Time:

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

More Information

COMPANY COMPLIANCE SUPPORT

Are you in the defense supply chain?

January 31, 2020, the Department of Defense (DoD) released the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) standard. The CMMC is intended to serve as a verification mechanism to ensure appropriate levels of cybersecurity practices and processes are in place to ensure basic cyber hygiene as well as protect controlled unclassified information (CUI) that resides on the Department’s industry partners’ networks. This certification will apply to all suppliers working with the DoD regardless of the type of work you perform.

CMMC Frequently Asked Questions:

CMMC FAQs

How can we we help?

DCAP can assist you through this process by offering expert cybersecurity consulting services and matching funds to qualifying companies that need assistance in becoming compliant with DFARS 252.204-7012 and CMMC. 

Eligibility Requirements:

1. The company has operations in Michigan, Ohio, or Indiana

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

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

3. Company has less than 500 employees

For more information or to apply for assistance, please contact Stephanie Ludwig at stludwig@umich.edu

CYBERSECURITY SUPPLY CHAIN MAPPING

The Defense Cybersecurity Assurance Program is working to map the resources available to SME’s to support cybersecurity compliance throughout the Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio regions. DCAP is developing a comprehensive list of cybersecurity service providers throughout the region that will supply critical cyber products and services to SMEs in order to assist them in compliance to DFARS 252.204-7012. In addition, DCAP is mapping new technologies and tools being developed within the universities throughout Michigan, Indiana and Ohio that will be able to be utilized by SME’s in the future to create a more cyber-secure supply chain. If you are interested in submitting your company or technology information please click the following links below:

Michigan
Indiana
Ohio

WORKFORCE NEEDS FOCUS GROUPS

The Economic Growth Institute is seeking focus group participants to identify and report out current workforce needs of the SME’s and those of the cyber providers throughout Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio as they relate to cybersecurity. The focus groups will be designed to not only research the workforce needs but also to offer potential solutions to address those needs for those that may already exist. These focus groups will work toward understanding what the workforce needs are, what is driving them, and what the industry perceives as possible solutions to address these needs. To participate, please submit your information here:

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DCAP PARTNERS

 

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DCAP Staff

Stephanie Ludwig Project Manager
Steven Wilson
Steven Wilson Senior Research Program Officer
Lauren de Vries
Lauren de Vries
Ankur Singh
Sarah Crane
Tracy Ross
Ashlee Breitner