Steptoe’s Government Contracts Group recently issued an interesting advisory for defense contractors:

The end of the year approaches and that means Department of Defense (DoD) contractors must make changes to their own unclassified information systems to comply with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171, Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Information Systems and Organizations.

This advisory provides an overview of the clause and identifies recently released guidance from DoD and NIST to assist with implementation of the NIST standards. Click here to read more.