DFARS Compliance

As technology advances, government contractors must enhance the data security and protection of their accounting systems. Meeting specific cybersecurity standards can help you win and maintain contracts. Let BOOST help you manage your compliance and give you peace of mind.

What Does DFARS Stand For?

The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) refers to a set of regulations adopted by the United States Department of Defense. The regulations address cybersecurity risks and aim to preserve the confidentiality of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).

Difference Between FARS and DFARS

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) is another set of standards for government compliance. FAR-compliant GovCons demonstrate a commitment to ethical business practices, fairness, transparency and accountability in their interactions with government agencies.

All executive federal government agencies are required to adhere to FAR. The compliance aims to help contracts offer competitive pricing, ensure the government gets the best value for each project and deliver high-quality products or services. These factors help GovCons apply for and win work with government contracts.

DFARS is an addition to FAR for the procurement and acquisition processes within the Department of Defense. DFARS covers cyber security, national security, intellectual property rights and classified information.

If a discrepancy occurs between FARS and DFARS in a Department of Defense contract, the DFARS provisions usually take precedence.

What Does DFARS Compliance Involve?

Organizations and contractors must ensure adequate security measures to meet compliance. DFARS covers many obligations and criteria, including the following:

  • Security assessment
  • Risk assessment
  • Awareness and training
  • Access controls
  • Configuration management
  • Identification and authentication
  • Personnel security
  • Physical protection
  • Media protection
  • System and information integrity
  • System and communications protection
  • Incident response
  • Audit and accountability
  • Maintenance

The Impact of DFARS Compliance on GovCons

Since DFARS governs how the federal government acquires goods and services, government contractors must follow compliance to receive and maintain contracts.

Maintaining DFARS compliance offers a way to keep a steady flow of work, increase your revenue and achieve your business goals. Noncompliance can lead to national security threats and a loss of government contracts.

How BOOST Can Help You Stay DFARS Compliant

BOOST is committed to helping government contractors maintain compliance. Our company exclusively serves the GovCon businesses. With over 125 years of combined experience working in the industry, we’re the professionals you can trust to provide the support and solutions you need.

Our knowledgeable and experienced consultants offer sound advice to help you make informed decisions. We create tailored compliance plans to ensure you follow government regulations. We provide the expertise you need to handle DFARS requirements effectively so you can enjoy focusing on your operations and growing your business.

Why Partner With Expert Consultants at BOOST?

BOOST provides clients with the following:

  • Industry expertise: Our company is dedicated to exclusively serving the GovCon community.
  • Team of professionals: We have years of experience helping GovCon clients achieve their goals.
  • Comprehensive knowledge: Our seasoned experts can quickly assess issues, work with existing systems, outline a performance strategy and execute quality services.
  • Outstanding customer service: We provide support with vast sources of information and resources to help you grow successfully.

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Ready to get started on your DFARS compliance journey? Contact our team and schedule a consultation today!