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Department of Defense Research Compliance (DFARS Terms and NIST Requirements)

Sponsored research for the Department of Defense (and often industry partners or other higher education institutions) frequently include a specific contract clause (DFARS 252.204-7012) that requires compliance with a very specific set of information security controls (NIST 800-171). The OIS compliance helps researchers, IT, and administration understand what these requirements mean for them.  If you are considering entering into a sponsored contract with the DoD or with a DoD contractor, please contact OIS as soon as you can at security@psu.edu. OIS involvement in the design and planning of your project will reduce the time-to-approval for research projects impacted by these government requirements.