In September, 2020, the DoD released a new interim rule, approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), that requires all contractors subject to DFARS 252.204-7012 within the DoD supply chain, to have an accurate assessment on record, prior to award. The interim rule becomes a bridge between the self-assessment process of DFARS 252.204-7012/NIST SP 800-171, and the verification/certification process of CMMC. The DFARS Interim Rule helps enforce full compliance and the importance it provides to our national security.
The results of Assessments are documented in the Supplier Performance Risk System (SPRS) at https://www.sprs.csd.disa.mil/ to provide DoD Components with visibility into the scores of Assessments already completed; and verify that an offeror has a current (i.e., not more than three years old, unless a lesser time is specified in the solicitation) Assessment, at any level, on record prior to contract award.
The score submitted to SPRS is based on the NIST SP 800-171 DoD Assessment Methodology. If an organization is not able to prove requirements are met, with objective evidence, should not receive credit for that specific requirement. Cuick trac™ provides a significant increase of an SPRS score, making the path to 110 much more manageable.