Defense Cybersecurity Assurance ProgramLauren de Vries2019-12-03T15:42:18-05:00
Defense Cybersecurity Assurance Program (DCAP)
Helping keep the Department of Defense supply chain strong by supporting companies in cybersecurity resiliency
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.
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 DFARS 252.204-7012.
DCAP will be hosting several seminars across Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio to help educate SME’s on what it takes to achieve and maintain DFARS 252.204-7012 compliance (including NIST SP 800-171). During these seminars, DCAP will bring forward cybersecurity experts to present on topics relevant to SME’s working the defense supply chain and expose attendee to resources available to them to address their cybersecurity compliance needs.
If you are a government contractor, failure to meet these requirements will 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.
Initial Eligibility Criteria for Funding Assistance
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
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.