DFARS & EXOSTAR
DoD Contractors are receiving directives from primes to update their EXOSTAR profile to reflect their DFARS CDI/NIST 800-171 Compliance.
EXOSTAR is a secure information sharing and collaboration environment used by several large prime contractors; including Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin. You can think of it as an approved DropBox-type application. Many of the primes using EXOSTAR request that their subcontractos report their DFARS 252.204-7012 compliance status via a standardized form they have collectively agreed on using. This form must be completed by the subcontractor and uploaded to EXOSTAR. If a subcontractor completes this task for a prime, such as Northrop Grumman; and they later win a contract as a subcontractor for Lockheed Martin, thesubcontractor can share what was uploaded previously to their new prime, without going through the entire process again.
Sentar is also a DoD Government services contractor that is experienced with the use of EXOSTAR, including our own DFARS Compliance reporting. Additionally, a large subset of the dozens of clients that hired Sentar to conduct their DFARS Assessment and Compliance effort have uploaded their reports using EXOSTAR. Sentar Subject Matter Experts therefore are able to provide support for completing this process, which is included as a free part of our NIST SP 800-171 compliance assessment service.
Below are a list of Prime contractors currently using EXOSTAR.
- BAE Systems
- Bell Helicopter
- Department of Defense (DOD)
- Lockheed Martin
- Ministry of Defence - ePurchasing
- Newport News Shipbuilding
- Northrop Grumman
- United Technologies Corporation (UTC)