Compliance – NIST 800-171

SecureIT works with organizations to ensure that they are adequately protecting Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). Our professionals develop NIST SP 800-171 compliance programs and help government contractors ensure that they have appropriate controls in place for transmitting or storing CUI in non-federal information systems. While larger Federal contractors typically have IT resources to devote to compliance projects, small to midsize contractors may struggle to determine how NIST SP 800-171 affects them, and how to cost-effectively implement controls and develop documentation needed for compliance. Others may be working toward compliance, but have yet to complete the necessary work. Failure to comply with 800-171 jeopardizes existing and future Civilian and DoD contracts.

“Without in-house expertise, we struggled to understand the requirements for NIST 800-171 security controls. With the revenue from several contracts threatened by non-compliance, we needed a solution that we could afford. SecureIT’s Express Compliance Package delivered for us. We got the guidance we needed, along with policy and documentation support.” 
Owner • Small Government Contracting Firm


SecureIT offers the following NIST 800-171 compliance services:

  • SecureIT’s NIST 800-171 Express Compliance Package is specially designed to help government contractors implement the appropriate controls for transmitting and storing controlled unclassified information (CUI). Here’s a brief overview:

    Phase 1: Kick-Off, Education, & Assessment

    • Provide education on 800-171 and its specific requirements

    • Understand the system(s) and determine where CUI and CDI are located

    • Finalize the system boundary for 800-171 compliance

    • Walk through the NIST 800-171 Control Requirements Matrix

    • Determine the status for each requirement, and note any gaps where remediation is needed

    • Perform limited technical testing to validate compliance assertions

    • Develop initial Project of Actions & Milestones (POAM)

    • Deliver PPT presentation on current state of readiness and recommended path forward

    • Duration: One Week

    Phase 2: Remediation & Compliance Program Management (Optional)

    • Prioritize control gaps to identify those that can be remediated quickly (e.g., within the time allocated for the project)

    • Assist with the implementation/enhancement of prioritized controls

    • Document control activities on the SSP to demonstrate how 800-171 requirements are being met

    • Develop needed documentation (i.e. System Security Plan (SSP), Incident Response Plan (IRP), Policies & Procedures, etc.)

    • Develop Management Assertion Letter that can be provided to customers/primes when asked

    • Assist with updating the POAM to reflect any remaining controls that are not implemented or that need to be enhanced

    • Design a program to ensure ongoing 800-171 compliance (continuous monitoring)

  • Next Steps:

    • Our infographic is a great place to start. It boils down what you need to know about NIST 800-171 (key facts, planning, and tips for success) and just takes a couple minutes to review. See it here.

    • Click here to get pricing for our NIST 800-171 Express Compliance Package that we tailor to meet your organization’s specific needs. We will pick up the phone and call you to discuss your specific needs.

    • Our brief eBook, “5 Tips for NIST 800-171 Success“, provides valuable guidance in helping government contractors meet the upcoming compliance deadline with minimal disruption to your core business. Download it today.


Take the next step to help your company achieve NIST 800-171 compliance in a timely manner. SecureIT wants to help you succeed with a variety of options to get started:

Why SecureIT:

SecureIT helps small and medium-sized businesses ensure they are protecting CUI with appropriate security controls. We offer cost-effective solutions to help clients design and implement security controls and document their systems so they can achieve and maintain NIST 800-171 compliance.

SecureIT’s NIST 800-171 services help our clients achieve compliance to maintain existing contracts and win new business.

Our holistic approach delivers NIST 800-171 services targeted to each client.
SecureIT is the best. 

SecureIT delivers the expertise you need keep your NIST 800-171 compliance project on track and grow your business.

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