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Cybersecurity Safeguards: Ongoing Assessments & NIST's Draft SP 800-171A
December 14, 2017

On November 28, 2017, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published a draft of Special Publication 800-171A, titled Assessing Security Requirements for Controlled Unclassified Information.  The draft sets out guidelines for how defense contractors may make the ongoing and periodic assessments of their IT systems required by SP 800-171, which defense contractors are mandated to comply with under DFARS 252.204-7012.  Public comments on NIST's draft SP 800-171A are due by January 15, 2018.  Read this article to learn more about SP 800-171 and draft SP 800-171A.

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