What is DCAP?

The Defense Cybersecurity Assurance Program (DCAP) offers assistance to qualifying companies that need support to achieve compliance with the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 252.204-7012.

CMMC Company Assistance

Are you in the defense supply chain?

January 31, 2020, the Department of Defense (DoD) released the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) standard. The CMMC is intended to serve as a verification mechanism to ensure appropriate levels of cybersecurity practices and processes are in place to ensure basic cyber hygiene as well as protect controlled unclassified information (CUI) that resides in the Department of Defense’s industry partners’ networks. This certification will apply to all suppliers working with the DoD regardless of the type of work you perform.

How can we help?

DCAP can assist you through our proven process by offering expert cybersecurity consulting services and matching funds to qualifying companies that need assistance in becoming compliant with DFARS 252.204-7012 and CMMC. 

The Ohio State University is partnering with The University of Michigan and Purdue University on the program, which is primarily funded by the Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment. Through DCAP, companies in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana will receive:

  • Expert cybersecurity consulting and funding to assist with DFARS 252.204-7012 compliance
  • Customized planning and technology recommendations
  • Insight into ongoing developments and resources accessible

Does my company qualify for DCAP?

Eligibility for DCAP services rely on the following criteria:
  1. The company has operations in Ohio, Michigan, or Indiana

  2. Earning at least 10% annually of business revenues from DOD-derived contracts (at any supply chain tier) currently or within the past five years

    • Or, demonstrates the critical potential to address a particular need in the defense supply chain

  3. Company has less than 500 employees

The Department of Defense wants contractors to organize and address security requirements, including access control, incident response, and security assessments.


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For more information, questions, or to apply for assistance, please contact Charles Young at young.2631@osu.edu.