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Written by Townsend L. Bourne.

The majority of Defense Department contractors no doubt by now have drafted and populated a system security plan in accordance with Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement cybersecurity provisions, which require implementation of the security controls in National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-171.

The Defense Department clarified last year that the requirement to implement the security controls by the Dec. 31 deadline was satisfied by the creation of a system security plan with plans of action for controls not yet met.

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Originally published July 3, 2018