Meet Evolving Government Cybersecurity Requirements with Deltek’s Costpoint GovCon Cloud

December 02, 2021
Requirements with Deltek’s Costpoint GovCon Cloud

Every year cybersecurity attacks against the US Government’s Defense Industrial Base (DIB) increase in frequency and sophistication. To combat these attacks, the Department of Defense (DoD) developed the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program in order to enhance cybersecurity standards for its contractors and subcontractors. CMMC assesses how well contractors creating or possessing Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) are adhering to data handling requirements defined in NIST SP 800-171. Examples of CUI data include: US Government-provided financial information, personally identifiable information (PII), bills of materials, blueprints, and schematics. Prime contractors and sub-contractors for the DoD may see CMMC requirements in requests for information (RFIs), requests for proposal (RFPs), and as contract flow-downs; failing to meet these requirements could cause them to miss out on new contract awards.

CMMC requirements are continuing to evolve, which can lead to a lack of clarity about the regulatory environment. Earlier this month, the DoD released updates to the CMMC framework as part of the CMMC 2.0 roll-out. These updates aimed to simplify the CMMC standards and increase the ease of implementation of the standards for US Government contractors.

Deltek Remains Committed to CMMC for Costpoint GovCon Cloud

Deltek is a market leader in developing award-winning ERP software and our flagship cloud-based product, Costpoint, was purpose-built for compliance with both government accounting and cybersecurity regulations. For contractors that want to take advantage of the security, scalability and accessibility of a cloud-based ERP deployment, Deltek has two Costpoint Cloud offerings that meet the unique cybersecurity needs of government contractors. Costpoint GovCon Cloud (GCC) offers support for handling Federal Contract Information (FCI) and most CUI. Costpoint GovCon Cloud Moderate (GCCM) is enhanced with support for International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) and FedRAMP Moderate equivalent controls to effectively handle more sensitive CUI data types like export-controlled, Covered Defense Information (CDI) and Controlled Technical Information (CTI). Both Costpoint GCC solutions formally incorporate NIST SP 800-171 controls into their infrastructure, which serves as the basis for assessing CMMC compliance. In addition, Deltek will continue to pursue CMMC 2.0 certification at Maturity Level (ML) 2 for GCCM, which is the equivalent of CMMC ML 3 from the CMMC 1.0 framework.

Gain Compliance Faster with Costpoint GovCon Cloud

Deltek has invested heavily in cybersecurity and compliance requirements for the government contracting industry and, by leveraging Costpoint GCC’s CMMC compliant foundation, regulatory compliance can be achieved faster than if you were to handle it on your own. You also get the peace of mind of ensuring compliance with future government standards thanks to Deltek’s team of cybersecurity and government compliance experts who continually monitor the shifting regulations and act on them swiftly. Costpoint GCC supports businesses of all sizes from small firms to large, multi-national organizations; its scalability features ensure your needs continue to be met as your organization grows, while maintaining reliable performance and secure, 24/7 system accessibility. Further ensuring your business’ success is Deltek’s best-in-class customer support and streamlined delivery system for enhancements, ensuring your software stays current while providing new capabilities to your end users faster.

As an example of Deltek’s commitment to helping government contractors safeguard their data at a lower total cost of ownership, contractors leveraging Costpoint GCCM can now take advantage of the integration services provided by Deltek Partners, Infotek and PCI, who have successfully completed Costpoint GCCM training as of September 30, 2021. This specialized training ensures familiarity with regulatory standards and secure data handling practices that come standard in Costpoint GCCM.

If you’re a project-based business executing on or bidding on government contracts, Deltek experts are available today to help assess your needs and determine the best Costpoint deployment to help power project success for your.


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