A campus-wide strategy must be developed in response to new federal regulatory controls and reporting requirements. This can only be realized by working with Office of Sponsored Projects, all colleges and schools working with protected information, GTRI RSD, GT Legal, GTRC and the EVP of Research.
The goal of this project is to ensure compliance with NIST SP 800-171 standard for all projects and environments that require compliance. Compliance with this standard is required by December 31st, 2017 by the DOD for all entities that handle controlled unclassified information (CUI). Associated direct and indirect federal funding related to CUI is in the 100’s of millions USD.
The program is working to accomplish the following goals and objectives:
- Create a technical environment that will facilitate compliance with all standards.
- Campus wide education and training.
- Build an audit, consulting, and compliance program.
- Design and implementation of a research contract lifecycle workflow.