Current DFARS Cybersecurity Requirements: The path to the future and CMMC

  • NERDIC Webinar - Current DFARS Cybersecurity Requirements
    September 22, 2020
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm


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Meeting ID: 305 943 0907
Passcode: 2708896


In this virtual event, Polaris MEP cybersecurity expert Jean Lehman talks about current requirements for New England manufacturers in the DoD supply chain. Learn what steps you can take to protect information and the future of your business.



  • It can take over a year to prepare for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification and all the NIST SP 800-171 DFARS requirements are included in the current model.
  • Cybersecurity threats within the Department of Defense supply chain are persistent and ever changing, and the DoD requirements are changing to adapt to the risk.
  • Companies in the DoD supply chain, including contractors and subcontractors, have a responsibility to guard against cybersecurity threats.


  1. Understand cyber resiliency and cybersecurity risk management
  2. Understand the DFARS cybersecurity clause 252.204-7012 requirements and related guidance for safeguarding controlled unclassified information (CUI)
  3. Understand current DCMA Assessments and gain an overview of the path to Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)



  • Companies with contracts or business within the Department of Defense Supply Chain, whether you’re a prime, subcontractor to a prime, or in a lower tier.
  • Introductory-level geared to Owners, Managers, Sales, Engineers, Purchasing and System Administrators.
  • NOTE: Registration is limited to companies in the DoD supply chain.


Jean Lehman, Polaris MEP CybersecurityAbout the Presenter

This event is hosted by Polaris MEP and will be presented by Jean Lehman, NIST Standards Project Manager.

JEAN LEHMAN is a Cybersecurity professional specializing in helping small business clients understand paths to cyber resiliency and compliance. She translates from requirements and standards to client’s unique environment and business processes. Jean specializes in navigating DoD DFARS and NIST cybersecurity for defense contractors and subcontractors throughout the tiers of the supply chain.


A New England Regional Defense Industry Collaboration Workshop

About the New England Regional Defense Industry Collaboration (NERDIC): NERDIC is a partnership of the state economic development organizations of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, working to support Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) that provide parts, assemblies, to Tier One providers working with the U.S. Department of Defense. NERDIC has financial support from the Office of Economic Adjustment, U.S. Department of Defense. The content reflects the views of the New England Collaborative and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of Economic Adjustment, the U.S. Department of Defense, or the participating states.


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