NIST SP 800-171

GOVT/NIST | Compliance & Assessment Service
Nonfederal organizations in industries such as manufacturing, aerospace, defense, and machinery that work with government agencies/contractors and handle controlled unclassified information (CUI) needed to be compliant with the requirements laid out in NIST Special Publication 800-171.

NIST SP 800-171 Advisory and Assessment Services

Several different cybersecurity requirements are present in the FAR and DFARS, but at a high level, both FAR and DFARS cybersecurity contract obligations are centered around a NIST Special Publication – NIST SP 800-171.

NIST 800-171 refers to the National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-171, which governs controlled unclassified information (CUI) in nonfederal information systems and organizations. It is essentially a set of standards that define how to safeguard and distribute material deemed sensitive but not classified. NIST 800-171 was developed after the FISMA (Federal Information Security Management Act) was passed in 2003, resulting in several security standards and guidelines. The NIST 800-171 assessment was created in part to improve cybersecurity, especially after numerous well-documented breaches in the last few years. 

We have studied the ins and outs of this Federal Government Cybersecurity mandate and are eager to help companies learn how NIST 800-171 applies to you and to help you achieve compliance by answering questions such as:

  • What policies, procedures, and standards need to be in place?
  • What potential risks and vulnerabilities exist?
  • How can these gaps be remediated?
  • What kind of training is still needed for managers, employees, and clients?
  • What steps do we need to take for continued compliance?


  • Planning and preparing for NIST SP 800-171 certification
  • Implementation advisory services – High-level assessment to determine organization readiness and prepare a roadmap
  • Readiness services – Assist with planning and execution of NIST SP 800-171 control requirements
  • Control assessment, identify gaps, and remediate
  • Issue report on compliance
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