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IoT devices must meet Government Specifications ACT of 2017

August 7, 2017


Things to consider prior to trying to sell your products to the U.S. Government (No matter if they're Manufactured in the US or Out of Country your electronic products / IoT devices must meet the following...


What types of Electronic Products have to be Compliant with Department of Defense (DoD) prior to U.S. Government purchasing?

Electronic / Software Products: (Note: This is only a Short-Sample-List)

  • IoT Devices (sensors, wearable, mobile, etc)

  • Network peripherals (printers, computers, IP phones, etc)

  • Software / Software Tools (any type)

  • Operating Systems (any type)

  • Coding Languages (any type)

What does the Government look for? Does your device or software contain:

  • Firmware / Require Software/Firmware Updates

  • Require a password

  • Require Security Patching and/or OS Updates

  • On-board web interface configuration

  • Store/Transmit any type communication (sensors)

  • Mobile and App devices

  • Wearable devices

Was the device or software developed in a Trade Act Agreement Country? Do you know which countries are TAA approved companies? 

  • Non-TAA is a show stopper on most U.S. Government contracts

  • However there is a workaround available

Does your devices meet:

  • EPEAT Silver or Higher

  • NIST Security Requirements

  • FIPS 140-2/3

  • Common Criteria



  • DISA Approved Products List

  • OneNet Products List

More info... to consider...

The Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 requires contractors that sell IoT devices to the government to ensure that the devices are validated and that they meet government Security Specifications. 

Our staff at Mr. Government has the experience testing, validating, and providing security specifications for products (Hardware/Software/Security) to OEM's who sell their products to the government. We have also worked directly as a clearing house some of the Government largest GWAC contracts.

We've found that the simplest way for OEM's to ensure compliance is to build to the Government specifications during the product development process prior to manufacturing the product. This allows for adequate planning for how to support the product throughout the life cycle including security patching, updating, configuring, etc ensuring it meets the targeted government specifications... We know these specifications and with work with your product development team to ensure the product is built to 100% government specifications and help align distribution and marketing direct to the government buyers.








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