Defense Cybersecurity Assistance Program


About the Program

The Maryland Defense Cybersecurity Assistance Program (DCAP) provides funding and assistance for Defense Contractors to comply with the DFARS and NIST 800-171 Standards for cybersecurity. The program which provides funding and resources for companies to comply with the cybersecurity standard is funded by the Department of Defense’s Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (OLDCC) through the Maryland Department of Commerce and is being coordinated by the MD MEP.

Defense contractors in Maryland generate more than $57 billion in economic impact and the DCAP program will help these contractors comply with the Federal regulations necessary to continue providing services to the Federal Government.

  • Strengthen Maryland’s Defense Supply Chain
  • Provide Resources for compliance with NIST 800-171 Standard and DFARS Requirements
  • Must be a Defense Contractor with a physical location in Maryland
  • 10% or more DoD related business OR a contract/procurement request for compliance

The DCAP Cyber Series covers essential cybersecurity topics and provides guidance on DFARS requirements as well as Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) updates and support. 

All sessions have been recorded and made available for download within the media library.

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If you have any questions about the Defense Cybersecurity Assistance Program, or would like to submit an application, please contact:

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