What is
NIST 800-171?

NIST 800-171 is a standards that represent a set of security controls and guidelines that are designed to protect sensitive Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) that is processed, stored, or transmitted by Department of Defense subcontractors. Under DFARS 252.204-7020 DoD subcontractors are required to at least perform a basic self assessment of their organization in reference to all controls in NIST 800-171.

NIST 800-171 Services

NIST 800-171 Gap Analysis

Encompass Consultants offers gap analysis services to help your organization meet the basic assessment criteria outlined in DFARS 252.204-7020 and prepare for future compliance initiatives under NIST 800-171 guidelines. Our NIST 800-171 consulting services will enable your organization to confidently accept contracts and continue to grow and succeed.

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Gap Analysis Outputs

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Gap Analysis Report

The Gap Analysis Report is a comprehensive report that outlines your organization's current security posture in relation to the required controls outlined in the NIST 800-171 framework.

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Documentation Package

We provide a comprehensive documentation package of policies and procedures which will help your team understand key Information Security principles and remedy many areas quickly.

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Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M)

The Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) is a document that outlines an organization's planned actions, resources, and timelines for addressing any identified gaps or weaknesses in meeting the controls in NIST 800-171.

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System Security Plan (SSP)

The System Security Plan (SSP) is a comprehensive document that outlines your organization's current implementation of security controls to protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).

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SPRS Score

The Supplier Performance Risk System (SPRS) score is a quantitative assessment of you organization's compliance with NIST 800-171. This score is submitted into the PIEE system and used by the Department of Defense (DoD) to evaluate the cybersecurity risk.

NIST 800-171 Implementation

At Encompass Consultants, we offer expert NIST SP 800-171 implementation services, ensuring your organization meets these critical cybersecurity standards. Our customized approach is designed to efficiently integrate NIST SP 800-171 requirements into your existing operations. We focus on enhancing your team's effectiveness and productivity, ensuring that our recommendations for technologies and strategies truly support your operational objectives. With our guidance, you can be confident that your journey to achieving NIST SP 800-171 compliance is not only successful but also fully aligned with your business goals.

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Implementation Process


We conduct a comprehensive assessment to determine where your organization currently stands in terms of compliance with NIST 800-171.


We work with your team to create a comprehensive project plan for addressing any gaps or non-compliances identified during the assessment stage. All planning gets reflected in a formal Plan of Action & Milestones (POA&M).


We execute the plan by implementing all technical and administrative controls to protect the CUI, such as access controls, incident response, and security awareness training


We document the whole system into a formal System Security Plan (SSP), as well as develop all Policies and Procedures to reflect compliance to each control.


We finalize the implementation of NIST 800-171 by performing a comprehensive audit on all controls implemented to ensure that all controls were implemented properly and that full compliance is in place.

Our Methodology

Encompass Consultants has worked for many years to perfect our methodologies in providing the highest quality gap analysis services.

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We Deliver Above and Beyond

At Encompass Consultants, we believe in providing a comprehensive range of deliverables to set your organization on a strong path to future success. In addition to all other deliverables, we offer a comprehensive documentation package containing policies and procedures that outline industry-standard practices across all areas of a healthy information security management system (ISMS).

State-of-the-Art Software

Encompass Consultants has developed software for performing NIST 800-171 gap analysis, which saves time and reduces the potential for errors during the process. Our software streamlines the gap analysis process for your organization.

Years of Well-Established Success

Encompass Consultants has worked with 100s of organizations to achieve compliance with a 100% success rate in accomplishing our clients’ objectives.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of NIST 800-171?
Who needs to comply with NIST 800-171?
What is the System Security Plan (SSP)?
What are the security controls and guidelines outlined in NIST 800-171?
How does NIST 800-171 relate to other cybersecurity guidelines and standards?
Is certification under the CMMC program required to comply with NIST 800-171?
What are the differences between NIST 800-171 and 800-53?

Encompass Consultants

Encompass Consultants, is a father and son owned business. Founded with the intention of helping organization’s navigate the complex world of compliance. We pride ourselves on our personalized approach and our commitment to providing high quality services to each and every one of our clients. Whether you are a small business owner or a large corporation, we have the knowledge and expertise to assist you with all of your compliance needs.

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