What is the DFARS 7021 Clause (Provision)?

  1. The new provision DFARS 7019 and new clause DFARS 7020 drive a more robust self-attestation methodology around the current NIST SP 800–171 standard.
  2. The new DFARS 252.304–7021 Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Requirement (DFARS 7021) paves the way for the ongoing rollout of the DoD’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) compliance framework, which incorporates third-party assessment of contractors’ controls.

Next Steps

Compliance with the DFARS 7021 clause will soon be a competitive advantage for many DoD suppliers. And before too long it will be an absolute competitive necessity.

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