NIST 800-171 Scoping & Gap Assessments for DoD Contractors
Arlington is a leading provider of NIST 800-171 scoping & gap assessments for defense contractors all throughout North America. When performed correctly, our NIST 800-171 scoping & gap assessments provide a clear understanding of areas to remediate, action plans to put in place, validation measures for ensuring remediation was successful, along with a scalable, effective continuous monitoring program.
NIST 800-171,Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Systems and Organizations, was put forth as a large number of federal contractors process, store, and transmit sensitive federal information to support the delivery of essential products and services to federal agencies.
As such, according to NIST 800-171, “The protection of sensitive federal information while residing in nonfederal systems and organizations is of paramount importance to federal agencies, and can directly impact the ability of the federal government to carry out its designated missions and business operations.”
While compliance with NIST 800-171 has largely been that of self-examination, the addition of mandated reporting through the DoD Supplier Portal, along with the continued evolution of CMMC, has placed a newfound importance on 800-171 reporting.
NIST 800-171 Scoping & Gap Assessments
A critical element for NIST 800-171 compliance success is identifying all control gaps within the prescribed control families of the actual NIST 800-171 publication, then remediating such gaps. With Arlington, our NIST 800-171 scoping & gap assessments rapidly identify all discovered gaps, provide a prioritization list for correcting them, while also offering numerous tools and solutions for quick remediation.
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Four Step NIST 800-171 Scoping & Gap Assessment Process
Benefits of NIST RMF/eMASS Scoping & Gap Assessments
Quick & efficient process for identifying control gaps.
Dozens of helpful tools for correcting technical and documentation gaps.
Industry leading methodology for rapid remediation with no POAMs.
Why Arlington for NIST 800-171 Scoping & Gap Assessments
One of the most well-known and trusted DoD Compliance firms.
Hundreds of successful NIST RMF engagements over the last decade.
Fixed-fee pricing for all of our DoD services.
Step 1: Control Framework Walkthrough
NIST 800-171, while it is significantly smaller in scope than NIST SP 800-53, considerable work must still be performed for ensuring full compliance. Our Control Framework Walkthrough process is efficient and comprehensive, with the end result being a complete listing of gaps found, steps needed to remediate them, along with offering tools & solutions to support the overall remediation process.
Step 2: Prioritization Plan for Remediation
Next, we’ll deliver a Prioritization Plan for Remediation (PPR) detailing control gaps found, the necessary tools and solutions needed to remediate all gaps, along with providing helpful documentation – such as our policy templates – for finishing the job. Regardless of who performs remediation (us, you, or a collaborative effort), the PPR serves as a highly effective roadmap for helping ensure all gaps are worked, closed, and with no Plan-of-Actions and Milestones (POAMs) to report on.
Step 3: Tools & Templates Support
You’ll also receive industry leading support from a firm with decades of DoD experience. This includes providing your organization with NIST 800-171 security policy templates for rapid remediation. Because a large part of remediation in today’s world of compliance requires developing information security policies and procedures, our templates are a must-have for DoD contractors as they map directly to the NIST 800-171 Security Requirement “Families”.
Step 4: Project Remediation & Validation
Once gaps have been identified and all the relevant tools & solutions are provided to you, Arlington can then project manage the entire remediation efforts with our seasoned DoD consultants who’ll ensure all gaps are worked and closed. Arlington can assist with all aspects of NIST 800-171 compliance, from scoping & gap assessments to remediation, and much more.