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Through the ACCESS program, organizations may receive low-cost cybersecurity assistance in developing more secure systems including progressing toward achieving compliance with the U.S. Department of Defense cybersecurity regulations.

Requirements for U.S. Defense Suppliers

Small to mid-sized 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) support the assurance of a more secure resilient U.S. supply chain while also maintaining a robust local economy by assisting these companies enhance the cybersecurity of their system.  This assistance includes compliance requirements under the cybersecurity-related DFARS clauses, NIST SP 800-171 and DoD's new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).

How to get started with ACCESS program services

To request assistance with the program, simply take 2-3 minutes to complete a short questionnaire.

Online Questionnaire

See links below for more information.

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 APEX Accelerator for Alabama (APEX). Contact UAH SBDC/APEX for any questions.

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The ACCESS program was originally made available through a grant from the US Department of Defense – Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation.