HPS has worked with a variety of organizations since the inception of NIST 800-171. The NIST 800-171 requirement is designed to help companies that have contracts with the federal government or that supply materials, products, or goods to implement appropriate security measures. NIST 800-171 provides a framework that specifies how information systems and policies should function to protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).
Since the NIST 800-171 compliance effort is a Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) requirement, Department of Defense (DoD) contractors must be compliant. Failure to satisfactorily meet requirements could lead to the loss of government contracts.