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Through the Alabama ACCESS program, organizations that currently or aspire to support the US Department of Defense may receive low-cost cybersecurity assistance to progress toward compliance with DoD cybersecurity regulations.

Requirements for U.S. Defense Suppliers

Small to mid-sized defense firms tend to be more at risk for a lack of compliance in cybersecurity than are larger defense contractors. The University of Alabama at Huntsville - Office for Operational Excellence (UAH-OOE) intends to ensure a resilient supply chain for DoD while also maintaining a robust local economy by assisting these companies with cybersecurity compliance concerns with the current DFARS 252.204-7012/NIST 800-171 security control requirements and DoD's new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).

How to qualify for ACCESS program services

To begin qualification for services, simply take 2-3 minutes to complete a short questionnaire.

The questionnaire can be accessed online by clicking the link below.

Online Questionnaire

See links below for more information on workshops in your area, completing the questionnaire and other resources.

Questions? Want More Information?

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The ACCESS program is managed by the UAH Office for Operational Excellence (OOE). Contact OOE for more information.

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The ACCESS program is supported by the Alabama Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). Contact UAH SBDC/PTAC for any questions.

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The ACCESS program is made available through a grant from the US Department of Defense – Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation.