With deadlines on the horizon, we wanted to keep our clients and constituents “in the know” as it pertains to cybersecurity compliance. If you are a defense contractor and have a current Enhanced Joint Certification (JCP) you must post your NIST SP 800-171 score in the Supplier Performance Risk System (SPRS) by August 16th or be locked out of the site. If you do not currently have a contract award with the DoD, per the DFARS 252.204-7019 clause, you will need to submit a Basic Assessment to the SPRS site to be considered for upcoming awards.

So, what does this mean for you?

If you miss this deadline, you will need to submit your SPRS score in order to regain access. Do so with caution, because if your score is deemed inaccurate or misleading, you could potentially be in violation of the False Claims Act. So, it is best to seek assistance from a cyber professional for any part of this compliance.

Why miss out on completing your contract or future award opportunities? Watch our complete discussion to get informed on this deadline and more regarding upcoming cyber regulatory compliance and CMMC!


About Fernando Machado

Fernando Machado is the Managing Principal and Chief Information Security Officer for Cybersec Investments. Cybersec Investments is a Candidate CMMC Third-Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO) helping organizations meet compliance with NIST SP 800-171 security requirements mandated by the Department of Defense for defense contractors. Fernando has over 10 years of experience working with Department of Defense customers and holds top cybersecurity industry certifications.


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