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NIST SP 800-171 Compliance

If you want to keep your existing contracts (and win new ones!) as a DoD contractor, then you need to comply with NIST SP 800-171. 

Protecting Your CUI, Simplified. 

As of March 2019, the DoD has given all associated contractors 18 months to become compliant. If you haven't heard about NIST SP 800-171 compliance, it's high time to pay attention.

The details can be overwhelming at time: with 14 major categories for NIST and over 100 instruction/control points, it's difficult for DoD contractors to stay on top of every requirement. But every private contractor working with the DoD will be subject to an audit, especially those handling CUI (Controlled Unclassified Information).

If you're not compliant, you're not only at risk for losing your current contracts, but you'll be unable to secure any future contracts.

At Peerless, we help government contractors meet compliance regulations to operate effectively and avoid serious security threats.

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Assess Current Operations

We start with a Gap Analysis to understand the strengths and weaknesses of your data security systems.

Implement an SSP and POA&M

We provide you with a POAM designed to identify deficits and implement improved processes.

Get Compliant Quickly

We help you get compliant quickly ahead of federal deadlines for NIST, CMMC, and more.


Develop and implement the appropriate activities to maintain plans for resilience and to restore any capabilities or services that were impaired due to a cybersecurity event.


Develop and implement the appropriate activities to take action regarding a detected cybersecurity event.



Develop the organizational understanding to manage cybersecurity risk to systems, assets, data, and capabilities.


Develop and implement the appropriate safeguards to ensure delivery of critical infrastructure services.


Develop and implement the appropriate activities to identify the occurrence of a cybersecurity event.

The Problem

Cybersecurity is not merely a growing threat; it's one that's continuing to grow exponentially. We're on top of breaches daily in our threat response department because hackers continually find more holes in our government's data security.

Our government responds by providing contractor guidelines to protect sensitive information, but it's on each contractor to ensure they meet these standards to protect themselves and the contracts they service.

The Goal

At Peerless, we help businesses prepare for potential breaches, mitigate ongoing risks, and win DoD contracts by completing all required certifications and optimizing preventative operations.

Reliable data security and compliance partnerships help government contractors protect themselves from security threats so they can focus on confidently servicing key contracts and winning new ones.

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