SBIR Deadlines Are Coming Soon — Are You Prepared?
If you are watching the SBIR deadlines, then you know they are approaching fast. You are likely up to your eyeballs in Technical Volumes and Cost Volumes, but don’t forget to budget for your Government Compliance Requirements, or you’ll risk contracting delays.
Last year DoD released a memo reminding contractors of their cybersecurity obligations and how failure may be considered a material breach of contract. Read more about this in our blog post: “Why You Should Budget for CMMC and ATO Before Submitting a SBIR Proposal.”
Being part of the DoD Supply Chain means taking cybersecurity seriously for your organization and the product you are developing. DoD enforces Government Compliance Requirements you should be familiar with:
- DFARS 7012 by performing a NIST SP 800-171 Self Assessment, and coming soon the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).
- Assessment & Authorization (A&A) Process utilizing the Risk Management Framework (RMF) in which an Authorization Decision such as an Authorization to Operate (ATO) is rendered.
These requirements can wreak havoc on your budget if you don’t include cost estimates in your SBIR. At Ingalls, we offer bundled services to support Government Compliance Requirements. We have DFARS 7012, CMMC, and RMF/ATO expertise. In fact, Ingalls is a CMMC Registered Practitioner Organization (RPO).
We can offer support by:
- Performing a discovery and scoping call for DFARS 7012, CMMC, and RMF/ATO.
- Providing a cost estimate for you to insert into your SBIR proposal.
- Letter of Support to emphasize your commitment to cybersecurity by engaging with Ingalls as your cybersecurity expert.
Reach out for a free consultation to learn how Ingalls can help.