A: SPRS NIST Assessments are organized by a company’s Highest Level Owner (HLO) headers. The system recognizes a CAGE code belongs to a parent organization and inputs that HLO based on the corporate hierarchy imported from the System for Award Management (SAM) and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). By creating a header with a Basic confidence level you are beginning the data entry process. You are not making a statement about the security of your parent company.
After creating a header, enter assessment results and select save. The HLO CAGE is not considered assessed unless it is listed in the “Included CAGE(s)/entity” data field.
If an assessment is not entered immediately after creating a new header, the user will need to select the gold “View Details” button for the row with the “Basic” confidence level. This will open the Detail View and display the gold “+Add New Assessment” button; click to open the data entry form. Add your assessment per instructions in the
SPRS NIST SP 800-171 Quick Entry Guide.
You will have the opportunity to enter the specific CAGE(s) or select the “Open CAGE Hierarchy” button to choose the CAGE(s) related to the assessment results you are inputting.
SPRS imports CAGE information from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and the System for Award Management (SAM). CAGE data can be viewed at
Changes to company hierarchy structure can only be made by updating CAGE registrations via
Changes in SAM will update in SPRS within 48hrs. Helpful instructions on how to update CAGE Hierarchy information can be found in this
Ownership tip sheet from SAM.