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What’s the Buzz About DFARS?

Blog >What’s the Buzz About DFARS?

It seems as if every day, more and more regulations are being implemented across a broad range of industries. Consequently, more and more compliance and data breaches are making their way to the news.

One of our previous posts, “Export Control Compliance,” outlined some of the most prominent defense regulations instated today – ITAR and EAR. Another recent buzz word adding to this list is DFARS – The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement.

DFARS was implemented as a supplement to FAR, the Federal Acquisition Regulations, by the Department of Defense. Under DFARS 252.225-7014, US companies that use Specialty Metals in their business routines must melt these metals in the United States or a Qualifying Country. The official DFARS documentation, including a list of Specialty Metals and Qualifying countries, can be found here.

Compliance with DFARS is crucial for any US company involved in the government or defense industries. An addition to the regulation in November 2013 requires that security measures are in place to protect any Unclassified Controlled Technical Information (UCTI) for DFARS compliant companies. If any of this information falls into the hands of a cyber incident, a report must be filed within 72 hours.

STEALTHbits Technologies has a variety of solutions that satisfy export control requirements, from discovering sensitive data to identifying who has access to it with StealthAUDIT, to utilizing StealthINTERCEPT’s complete audit trail for proof of compliance.

To learn firsthand how STEALTHbits can provide your organization a necessary safeguard against a compliance incident, attend a free private demo, or request a free fully-functional trial of our solutions here.

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