What is DCAP?

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

The following report(s) highlight small businesses who were directly impacted by this program:

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 did we help?

DCAP assisted by offering expert cybersecurity consulting services and matching funds to qualifying companies that needed assistance in becoming compliant with DFARS 252.204-7012 and CMMC. 

The Ohio State University partnered with The University of Michigan and Purdue University on the program, which was primarily funded by the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation. Through DCAP, companies in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana received:

  • 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

Qualification for DCAP

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

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

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

  3. Company had less than 500 employees

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

DCAP Partners

DCAP Partners

Connect with CDME

We're looking forward to learning more about your needs and exploring collaborative opportunities. To begin the partnership process or gain insight into our capabilities, connect with CDME Director of Business Development Charles Young (young.2631@osu.edu)