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For U.S. Defense Suppliers

Compliance Resources

Prepare for compliance with NIST 800-171 and CMMC by joining the CMMC Academy, visiting our NIST Q&A site, or downloading our free assessment tools


CMMC Academy

Join a growing knowledge community to prepare your organization for CMMC.

CMMC Academy is intended for suppliers to the U.S. defense industry to help them prepare for CMMC compliance. Members of the Academy have access to:

  • A detailed reference guide that explains the many required practices in all levels of CMMC
  • Live and recorded webinars that address specific CMMC concerns. Recent webinar guests include Katie Arrington, CISO for the Department of Defense Acquisitions Department and Regan Edens, member of the Board of Directors of the CMMC Accreditation Body


Join the CMMC Academy Today

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CMMC Academy Now

CMMC Insights Level 1 Course

Purchase the
CMMC Insights Level 1 Course


Assessment Tools

Gain insight into how prepared your organization is for CMMC and NIST 800-171.

CMMC and NIST 800-171 can be difficult to understand. Our assessment tools are free, easy ways to see how your organization measures up, and what you may still need to work on. 

  • Tools are presented in Excel documents that can be saved in secure, password-protected locations for security
  • If you need a score to upload to the SPRS database, be sure to use the NIST 800-171 self-assessment tool.
Download the CMMC Self-Assessment Solution

Download the CMMC
Self-Assessment Solution

Download the NIST Self-Assessment Solution

Download the NIST
Self-Assessment Solution




Learn about the changes that came with DFARS rule 7012.

If you handle CUI data, being in compliance with NIST 800-171 is critical. It can also help you prepare for CMMC. Our NIST 800-171 resources can help.

  • Our free NIST Q&A site answers many common questions about 800-171, and many of the answers were provided directly by DFARS
  • Our recorded NIST 800-171 webinar featured interviews with John Ellis from the Defense Contract Management Agency and legal experts from Steptoe & Johnson LLP.
  • Our recorded NIST 800-171 Auditing Q&A gave viewers a chance to learn about NIST auditing directly from John Ellis.
Visit the NIST 800-171 Assessment Q&A Site

Visit the NIST 800-171
Assessment Q&A Site